bring

[ bring ]
/ brɪŋ /

verb (used with object), brought, bring·ing.

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Origin of bring

before 950; Middle English bringen, Old English bringan; cognate with Dutch brengen, German bringen, Gothic briggan

synonym study for bring

1. Bring, fetch, take imply conveying or conducting in relation to the place where the speaker is. To bring is simply to convey or conduct: Bring it to me. I'm permitted to bring my dog here with me. It is the opposite of take, which means to convey or conduct away from the place where the speaker is: Bring it back here. Take it back there. Fetch means to go, get, and bring back: Fetch me that bottle.

OTHER WORDS FROM bring

bring·er, nounout·bring, verb (used with object), out·brought, out·bring·ing.

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH bring

bring fetch1 take (see synonym study at the current entry)
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British Dictionary definitions for bring to (1 of 2)

bring to

verb (tr)

(adverb) to restore (a person) to consciousness
(adverb) to cause (a ship) to turn into the wind and reduce her headway
(preposition) to make (something) equal to (an amount of money)that brings your bill to £17

British Dictionary definitions for bring to (2 of 2)

bring
/ (brɪŋ) /

verb brings, bringing or brought (tr)

Derived forms of bring

bringer, noun

Word Origin for bring

Old English bringan; related to Gothic briggan, Old High German bringan
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Idioms and Phrases with bring to

bring to

1

Restore to consciousness, as in I'll see if these smelling salts will bring her to. Also see bring around, def. 2.

2

Cause a vessel to stop by heading into the wind or some other means. For example, As they neared the anchorage, they brought the boat to. This usage was first recorded in 1753.

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