(1)   Bring into a different state
"This may land you in jail"
(2)   Induce or persuade
"The confession of one of the accused brought the others to admit to the crime as well"
(3)   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"
(4)   Be accompanied by
"Can I bring my cousin to the dinner?"
(5)   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"
(6)   Advance or set forth in court
"Bring charges", "institute proceedings"
(7)   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"
(8)   Attract the attention of
"The noise and the screaming brought the curious"
(9)   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"
(10)   Be sold for a certain price
"The painting brought $10,000"
"The old print fetched a high price at the auction"
(11)   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"


  1. To transport toward somebody/somewhere.
  2. To pitch, often referring to a particularly hard thrown fastball.
    The closer Jones can really bring it.

Usage notes

Past and past participle and forms are sometimes used in some dialects, especially in informal speech.