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Definition of 'bring'


  1. take something or somebody with oneself somewhere; "Bring me the box from the other room"; "Take these letters to the boss"; "This brings me to the main point"
       Synonyms: convey take
  2. cause to come into a particular state or condition; "Long hard years of on the job training had brought them to their competence"; "bring water to the boiling point"
  3. cause to happen or to occur as a consequence; "I cannot work a miracle"; "wreak havoc"; "bring comments"; "play a joke"; "The rain brought relief to the drought-stricken area"
       Synonyms: work play wreak make for
  4. go or come after and bring or take back; "Get me those books over there, please"; "Could you bring the wine?"; "The dog fetched the hat"
       Synonyms: get convey fetch
       Antonyms: take away bear off bear away carry away carry off
  5. bring into a different state; "this may land you in jail"
       Synonyms: land
  6. be accompanied by; "Can I bring my cousin to the dinner?"
  7. bestow a quality on; "Her presence lends a certain cachet to the company"; "The music added a lot to the play"; "She brings a special atmosphere to our meetings"; "This adds a light note to the program"
       Synonyms: lend impart bestow contribute add
  8. advance or set forth in court; "bring charges", "institute proceedings"
       Synonyms: institute
  9. be sold for a certain price; "The painting brought $10,000"; "The old print fetched a high price at the auction"
       Synonyms: fetch bring in
  10. attract the attention of; "The noise and the screaming brought the curious"
  11. induce or persuade; "The confession of one of the accused brought the others to admit to the crime as well"

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