verb (used with object), brought, bring·ing.
- 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.
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Origin of bring
synonym study for bring
OTHER WORDS FROM bringbringer, nounoutbring, verb (used with object), out·brought, out·bring·ing.
Example sentences from the Web for bring
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
With parted lips, and eyes staring with horror, Antilochus stood gazing at the bringer of the message of woe.Stories from the Iliad|H. L. Havell
Sometimes the funereal dove (like the funereal crow) is the bringer of joy and good things to men and gods.Zoological Mythology (Volume II)|Angelo de Gubernatis
In another locality he is the bringer of grapes and barley sheaves.Myths of Babylonia and Assyria|Donald A. Mackenzie
She even felt an impulse of gratitude, and a superstitious conviction that this girl would be for her a bringer of good fortune.The Guests Of Hercules|C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
All rosy with delight, she quickly found in her purse a reward for Gaetano, the bringer.Aurora the Magnificent|Gertrude Hall
British Dictionary definitions for bring
verb brings, bringing or brought (tr)
- 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