A portrait that brought a million dollars.
An example of to bring is to bake cookies and take them to a friend's house.
An example of to bring is to create life by bringing a baby into the world.
You bring many years of experience to your new post.
Bring the water to a boil; brought the meeting to a close.
Brought enough money with me.
War brings death and famine; rest brings one health.
Eggs bring a high price today.
Bring it to my house tomorrow.
This music brings back memories.
- 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.
- To reduce to a position of subservience or submission.
- To force (another) to agree.
- To be the last in a line or sequence.
- to make happen; effect
- to persuade by arguing, urging, etc.
- to put or coax into a good humor
- to bring back to consciousness or health
- to cause to come down or fall
- to wound or kill
- to make known; disclose
- to introduce; show
- to carry over
- to import
- to give (a verdict or report)
- to succeed in doing; accomplish
- to cause to be, happen, or appear
- to reveal; make clear or clearer
- to bring (a play, person, etc.) before the public, or to publish (a book, magazine, etc.)
- to introduce (a girl or young woman) formally to society
- to convince or persuade
- to revive (an unconscious person)
- to cause (a ship) to stop
- to take care of during infancy and childhood by educating, nurturing, training, etc.; raise; rear
- to introduce, as into discussion
- to stop abruptly
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of bring
- Middle English bringen from Old English bringan bher-1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- 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”)).