to carry, convey, conduct, or cause (someone or something) to come with, to, or toward the speaker:
Bring the suitcase to my house. He brought his brother to my office.
to cause to come to or toward oneself; attract:
Her scream brought the police. He brought honor to his family by his heroism.
to cause to occur or exist:
The medication brought instant relief.
to cause to come into a particular position, state, or effect:
to bring the car to a stop.
to cause to appear or occur in the mind; evoke or recall:
The letter brought her memories of youth.
to persuade, convince, compel, or induce:
She couldn’t bring herself to sell the painting.
to sell for; fetch:
These lamps will bring a good price.
Law. to commence:
to bring an action for damages.
bring about, to accomplish; cause:
Land reform brought about a great change in the lives of the common people.
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.
bring off, to accomplish, carry out, or achieve (something):
He brought off his speech with ease.
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 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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verb (transitive, adverb)
to produce or publish or have published: when are you bringing out a new dictionary?
to expose, reveal, or cause to be seen: she brought out the best in me
to encourage (a shy person) to be less reserved (often in the phrase bring (someone) out of himself or herself)
(Brit) (of a trade union, provocative action by management, misunderstanding, etc) to cause (workers) to strike
(foll by in) to cause (a person) to become covered (with spots, a rash, etc)
(Brit) to introduce (a girl) formally into society as a debutante
verb (transitive) brings, bringing, brought
to carry, convey, or take (something or someone) to a designated place or person: bring that book to me, will you bring Jessica to Tom’s party?
to cause to happen or occur to (oneself or another): to bring disrespect on oneself
to cause to happen as a consequence: responsibility brings maturity
to cause to come to mind: it brought back memories
to cause to be in a certain state, position, etc: the punch brought him to his knees
to force, persuade, or make (oneself): I couldn’t bring myself to do it
to sell for; fetch: the painting brought 20 pounds
to institute (proceedings, charges, etc)
to put (evidence, etc) before a tribunal
bring forth, to give birth to
bring home to
to convince of: his account brought home to us the gravity of the situation
to place the blame on
bring to bear, See bear1 (sense 17)
Expose or reveal; make conspicuous. For example, His book brought out some new facts about the war, or Her photographs bring out the play of light on her subjects. [ Late 1500s ]
Nurture or develop a quality, as in A gifted teacher brings out the best in pupils. [ c. 1700 ]
Present to the public. For example, The publisher decided to bring out this dictionary in a single volume, or Debutantes traditionally are brought out at a ball. [ c. 1800 ]
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to move past; go by: to pass another car on the road. to let go without notice, action, remark, etc.; leave unconsidered; disregard; overlook: Pass chapter two and go on to chapter three. to omit the usual or regular payment of: The company decided to pass its dividend in the third quarter of the year. […]
the back of something, as distinguished from the front: The porch is at the rear of the house. the space or position behind something: The bus driver asked the passengers to move to the rear. the buttocks; rump. the hindmost portion of an army, fleet, etc. pertaining to or situated at the rear of something: […]
a basis or cause, as for some belief, action, fact, event, etc.: the reason for declaring war. a statement presented in justification or explanation of a belief or action: I dare you to give me one good reason for quitting school! the mental powers concerned with forming conclusions, judgments, or inferences: Effective leadership requires a […]