- to convince of a belief or opinion; persuade: I think we can bring him around to agreeing with the plan.
- to restore to consciousness, as after a faint.
- to bring as a visitor: They brought around a new employee this morning.
- to injure, capture, or kill: He brought down several ducks on his last hunting trip.
- to lessen; reduce: I won't buy that lamp unless they bring down the price.
- Slang. to cause to be in low spirits; depress: The bad news brought him down.
- to give birth to; deliver; bear: to bring forth a son.
- to give rise to; introduce: to bring forth a proposal for reducing costs.
- to bring to view; show.
- to present for consideration; adduce: to bring forward an opinion.
- to yield, as profits or income: My part-time job doesn't bring in much, but I enjoy it.
- to present officially; submit: The jury brought in its verdict.
- to cause to operate or yield: They brought in a gusher on his property.
- to present for consideration, approval, etc.; introduce: She brought in six new members last month.
- to cause to happen or exist; bring about: This incident will surely bring on a crisis.
- to introduce; cause to appear: Bring on the clowns.
- to expose; reveal.
- to make noticeable or conspicuous in a contrast.
- to publish, as a book or play.
- to introduce officially into society: to bring out a debutante.
- to bring back to consciousness; revive.
- Nautical. to head (a vessel) close to or into the wind so as to halt.
- to care for during childhood; rear.
- to introduce or mention for attention, discussion, action, or consideration.
- to vomit.
- to stop or cause to stop quickly: to bring up a car at the curb.
- Nautical. (of a vessel) to cause to halt, as by lowering an anchor or running aground; fetch up.
Origin of bring
synonym study for bring
OTHER WORDS FROM bringbringer, nounoutbring, verb (used with object), out·brought, out·bring·ing.
How to use bring in a sentence
Instead, some San Diego water managers want to build their own $5 billion pipeline to the Colorado River – but that plan wouldn’t bring a drop more in supply to the region.Two Companies See a Golden Opportunity in the Tijuana River’s Brown Waters|MacKenzie Elmer|November 20, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Just bringing cloud gaming to the iPhone at all is also somewhat controversial.Nvidia plans to bring Fortnite back to the iPhone despite Apple ban|Aaron Pressman|November 19, 2020|Fortune
Here’s hoping she is able to bring that same kind of forward-thinking and innovation to PG&E’s 16 million customers.PG&E’s new CEO is the first woman to leap from top of one Fortune 500 company to another|kristenlbellstrom|November 19, 2020|Fortune
The past two weeks have brought a flurry of promising vaccine news.
Benavides said Team Brownsville volunteers also brought the younger brother food.Texas activists rally behind human trafficking victims|Michael K. Lavers|November 18, 2020|Washington Blade
When, at length, news came from the other side it was Phœbe who was the bringer of the tidings.Patchwork|Anna Balmer Myers
Don't let us have an accident until we have embraced the parcel and received the bringer of it with indulgence.Katharine Frensham|Beatrice Harraden
But one night they determined to watch, and see from their hiding place who the bringer of the sack of gold really was.The Yellow Fairy Book|Various
"I smelled 'em cookin' bologna in the back room of Hire's butcher shop," remarked the bringer of the pennygrabs.The Wrong Twin|Harry Leon Wilson
And after these Erigenia 1616 bare the star Eosphorus (Dawn-bringer), and the gleaming stars with which heaven is crowned.Hesiod, The Homeric Hymns, and Homerica|Homer and Hesiod
British Dictionary definitions for bring
- to institute (proceedings, charges, etc)
- to put (evidence, etc) before a tribunal
- to convince ofhis account brought home to us the gravity of the situation
- to place the blame on