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Definition 1: bring into a different state - [verb of change]

Samples where bring or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • this may land you in jail

Synonyms for bring in the sense of this definition

(bring is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

Definition 2: induce or persuade - [verb of communication]

Samples where bring or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The confession of one of the accused brought the others to admit to the crime as well

(bring is a kind of ...) cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner

"The ads induced me to buy a VCR" "My children finally got me to buy a computer" "My wife made me buy a new sofa"

(bring has a similar meaning as ...) attract the attention of

"The noise and the screaming brought the curious"

Definition 3: go or come after and bring or take back - [verb of contact]

Samples where bring or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Get me those books over there, please
  • Could you bring the wine?
  • The dog fetched the hat

Synonyms for bring in the sense of this definition

(bring is a kind of ...) send from one person or place to another

"transmit a message"

(... is a kind of bring ) run after, pick up, and bring to the master

"train the dog to retrieve"

(... is a kind of bring ) go for and bring back

"retrieve the car from the parking garage"

(... is a kind of bring ) bring to a destination, make a delivery

"our local super market delivers"

(bring implies ...) move toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody

"He came singing down the road" "Come with me to the Casbah" "come down here!" "come out of the closet!" "come into the room"

(bring has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

Definition 4: be accompanied by - [verb of contact]

Samples where bring or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Can I bring my cousin to the dinner?

(bring implies ...) move toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody

"He came singing down the road" "Come with me to the Casbah" "come down here!" "come out of the closet!" "come into the room"

(bring has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

Definition 5: cause to come into a particular state or condition - [verb of contact]

Samples where bring or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Long hard years of on the job training had brought them to their competence
  • bring water to the boiling point

(bring is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

Definition 6: cause to happen or to occur as a consequence - [verb of creation]

Samples where bring or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I cannot work a miracle
  • wreak havoc
  • bring comments
  • play a joke
  • The rain brought relief to the drought-stricken area

Synonyms for bring in the sense of this definition

(bring is a kind of ...) make or cause to be or to become

"make a mess in one's office" "create a furor"

(bring has a similar meaning as ...) have an effect or outcome; often the one desired or expected

"The voting process doesn't work as well as people thought" "How does your idea work in practice?" "This method doesn't work" "The breaks of my new car act quickly" "The medicine works only if you take it with a lot of water"

Definition 7: advance or set forth in court - [verb of creation]

Samples where bring or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • bring charges
  • institute proceedings

Synonyms for bring in the sense of this definition

(bring is a kind of ...) make or cause to be or to become

"make a mess in one's office" "create a furor"

Definition 8: attract the attention of - [verb of emotion]

Samples where bring or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The noise and the screaming brought the curious

(bring is a kind of ...) direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes

"Her good looks attract the stares of many men" "The ad pulled in many potential customers" "This pianist pulls huge crowds" "The store owner was happy that the ad drew in many new customers"

(bring has a similar meaning as ...) induce or persuade

"The confession of one of the accused brought the others to admit to the crime as well"

Definition 9: take something or somebody with oneself somewhere - [verb of motion]

Samples where bring or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Bring me the box from the other room
  • Take these letters to the boss
  • This brings me to the main point

Synonyms for bring in the sense of this definition

(bring is a kind of ...) move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body

"You must carry your camping gear" "carry the suitcases to the car" "This train is carrying nuclear waste" "These pipes carry waste water into the river"

(... is a kind of bring ) bring ashore

"The drug smugglers landed the heroin on the beach of the island"

(... is a kind of bring ) transmit or serve as the medium for transmission

"Sound carries well over water" "The airwaves carry the sound" "Many metals conduct heat"

(... is a kind of bring ) move somewhere quickly

"The President was whisked away in his limo"

(... is a kind of bring ) convey in a tube

"inside Paris, they used to tube mail"

(... is a kind of bring ) bring back to the point of departure

(... is a kind of bring ) transport from one place to another

(... is a kind of bring ) cause or enable to pass through

"The canal will transit hundreds of ships every day"

(... is a kind of bring ) take away or remove

"The devil will fetch you!"

(bring implies ...) move toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody

"He came singing down the road" "Come with me to the Casbah" "come down here!" "come out of the closet!" "come into the room"

(bring has a similar meaning as ...) be accompanied by

"Can I bring my cousin to the dinner?"

(bring has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

Definition 10: be sold for a certain price - [verb of possession]

Samples where bring or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The painting brought $10,000
  • The old print fetched a high price at the auction

Synonyms for bring in the sense of this definition

(bring implies ...) be transferred to another owner

"This restaurant changed hands twice last year"

Definition 11: bestow a quality on - [verb of possession]

Samples where bring or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for bring in the sense of this definition

(bring is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of bring ) be a contributing factor

"make things factor into a company's profitability"

(... is a kind of bring ) impart gradually

"Her presence instilled faith into the children" "transfuse love of music into the students"

(... is a kind of bring ) impart a cheap brightness to

"his tinseled image of Hollywood"

(... is a kind of bring ) add as an extra or as a gratuity

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