- bring [briŋ]vt.brought, bringing [ME bringen < OE bringan < IE base * bhrenk-, *bronk- > Welsh he-brwng, to bring, lead]1. to carry or lead (a person or thing) to the place thought of as “here” or to a place where the speaker will be [bring it to my house tomorrow]2. to cause to be, happen, come, appear, have, etc. [war brings death and famine; rest brings one health]3. to lead, persuade, or influence along a course of action or belief4. to sell for [eggs bring a high price today]5. Lawa) to present in a law court [to bring charges]b) to advance (evidence, etc.)——————bring aboutto make happen; effect——————bring around or bring round1. to persuade by arguing, urging, etc.2. to put or coax into a good humor3. to bring back to consciousness or health——————bring down1. to cause to come down or fall2. to wound or kill——————bring forth1.a) to give birth tob) to produce (fruit, flowers, etc.)2. to make known; disclose——————bring forward1. to introduce; show2. Bookkeeping to carry over——————bring in1. to import2.a) to produce (income or revenue)☆ b) to cause (an oil well, etc.) to produce3. to give (a verdict or report)——————bring offto succeed in doing; accomplish——————bring onto cause to be, happen, or appear——————bring out1. to reveal; make clear or clearer2. to bring (a play, person, etc.) before the public, or to publish (a book, magazine, etc.)3. to introduce (a girl or young woman) formally to society——————bring overto convince or persuade——————bring to1. to revive (an unconscious person)2. to cause (a ship) to stop——————bring up1. to take care of during infancy and childhood by educating, nurturing, training, etc.; raise; rear2. to introduce, as into discussion3.a) to cough upb) to vomit4. to stop abruptlySYN.- BRING (in strict usage) implies a carrying or conducting to, and TAKE, similar action away from, a specified or implied place [bring the book to me; I will take it back to the library ]; FETCH1 implies a going after something, getting it, and bringing it back
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.