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.
Origin of bring
Related formsbring·er, nounout·bring, verb (used with object), out·brought, out·bring·ing.
Examples from the Web for brings
While excoriating the IRS, Huckabee brings his readers along on a flashback to his youth.Huckabee 2016: Bend Over and Take It Like a Prisoner!|Olivia Nuzzi|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Although he brings a Western spin to things, he seems equally inspired by the local sense of style.The Photographer Who Gave Up Manhattan for Marrakech|Liza Foreman|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
To an audience destabilized by seismic changes in the culture, he brings the assurance (and the threat) that Obama et al.Glenn Beck Is Now Selling Hipster Clothes. Really.|Ana Marie Cox|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Israeli elections means a time out And that brings us to the bottom line.Why We Should Delay The Israel-Palestinian Peace Process|Aaron David Miller|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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He always has things his own way, though he brings it about so quietly that nobody would even suspect him of being self-willed.Macaria|Augusta Jane Evans Wilson
In this Hirzel, who was a physician and a philanthropist, brings to the fore the despised peasantry.The Story of Switzerland|Lina Hug
It brings out all the worst things in me; you know I have told you that before, Edwin?'New Grub Street|George Gissing
It is the social lure as well as the theatrical appeal that brings the people there.Europe After 8:15|H. L. Mencken, George Jean Nathan and Willard Huntington Wright
Sometimes I do; when it brings things out the way I want them to come out.The Price|Francis Lynde
British Dictionary definitions for brings
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