Meaning of bring

bring

Pronunciation: (bring), [key]
— brought, bring•ing.
  1. 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.
  2. to cause to come to or toward oneself; attract: Her scream brought the police. He brought honor to his family by his heroism.
  3. to cause to occur or exist: The medication brought instant relief.
  4. to cause to come into a particular position, state, or effect: to bring the car to a stop.
  5. to cause to appear or occur in the mind; evoke or recall: The letter brought her memories of youth.
  6. to persuade, convince, compel, or induce: She couldn't bring herself to sell the painting.
  7. to sell for; fetch: These lamps will bring a good price.
  8. to commence: to bring an action for damages.
  9. to accomplish; cause: Land reform brought about a great change in the lives of the common people.
  10. I think we can bring him around to agreeing with the plan.
    1. to convince of a belief or opinion; persuade:I think we can bring him around to agreeing with the plan.
    2. to restore to consciousness, as after a faint.
    3. to bring as a visitor:They brought around a new employee this morning.
  11. He brought down several ducks on his last hunting trip.
    1. to injure, capture, or kill:He brought down several ducks on his last hunting trip.
    2. to lessen; reduce:I won't buy that lamp unless they bring down the price.
    3. Slang.to cause to be in low spirits; depress:The bad news brought him down.
  12. to bring forth a son.
    1. to give birth to; deliver; bear:to bring forth a son.
    2. to give rise to; introduce:to bring forth a proposal for reducing costs.
  13. to bring forward an opinion.
    1. to bring to view; show.
    2. to present for consideration; adduce:to bring forward an opinion.
  14. My part-time job doesn't bring in much, but I enjoy it.
    1. to yield, as profits or income:My part-time job doesn't bring in much, but I enjoy it.
    2. to present officially; submit:The jury brought in its verdict.
    3. to cause to operate or yield:They brought in a gusher on his property.
    4. to present for consideration, approval, etc.; introduce:She brought in six new members last month.
  15. to accomplish, carry out, or achieve (something): He brought off his speech with ease.
  16. This incident will surely bring on a crisis.
    1. to cause to happen or exist; bring about:This incident will surely bring on a crisis.
    2. to introduce; cause to appear:Bring on the clowns.
  17. to bring out a debutante.
    1. to expose; reveal.
    2. to make noticeable or conspicuous in a contrast.
    3. to publish, as a book or play.
    4. to introduce officially into society:to bring out a debutante.
    1. to bring back to consciousness; revive.
    2. Naut.to head (a vessel) close to or into the wind so as to halt.
  18. to bring up a car at the curb.
    1. to care for during childhood; rear.
    2. to introduce or mention for attention, discussion, action, or consideration.
    3. to vomit.
    4. to stop or cause to stop quickly:to bring up a car at the curb.
    5. Naut.(of a vessel) to cause to halt, as by lowering an anchor or running aground; fetch up.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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