The sound of a telephone ringing.
- To win overwhelming approval from an audience.
- To make perfectly clear:
a lecture that brought home several important points.
- To earn a living, especially for a family.
- To achieve desired results; have success.
- To exert; apply:
bring pressure to bear on the student's parents.
- To put (something) to good use:
- To reveal or disclose:
brought the real facts to light.
Origin of Bring
From Middle English bringen, from Old English bringan (“to bring, lead, bring forth, carry, adduce, produce, present, offer”), from Proto-Germanic *bringaną (“to bring”) (compare West Frisian bringe, Low German bringen, Dutch brengen, German bringen), from Proto-Indo-European *bhrenk (compare Welsh he-brwng (“to bring, lead”), Tocharian B pränk (“to take away; restrain oneself, hold back”), Albanian brengë (“worry, anxiety, concern”), Latvian brankti (“lying close”), Lithuanian branktas (“whiffletree”)).
Middle English bringen from Old English bringan bher-1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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