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" [syn: 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" [syn: 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" [syn: get, convey, fetch] [ant: take away]
5: bring into a different state; "this may land you in jail" [syn: 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" [syn: lend, impart, bestow, contribute, add]
8: avance or set forth in court; "bring charges", "institute proceedings" [syn: institute]
9: be sold for a certain price; "The painting brought $10,000"; "The old print fetched a high price at the auction" [syn: 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" [also: brought] brought
Adjacent words: brotherly love | brothers-in-law | brothers-in-law | brotula | Brotulidae | brougham | brought | brought | brought about | brouhaha | Broussonetia | Broussonetia papyrifera | brow | brow ptosis | browallia | browbeat