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bring

 (brĭng)
tr.v. brought (brôt), bring·ing, brings
1. To carry, convey, lead, or cause to go along to another place: brought enough money with me.
2. To carry as an attribute or contribution: You bring many years of experience to your new post.
3. To lead or force into a specified state, situation, or location: bring the water to a boil; brought the meeting to a close.
4.
a. To persuade; induce: The defendant's testimony brought others to confess.
b. To get the attention of; attract: Smoke and flames brought the neighbors.
5.
a. To cause to occur as a consequence: Floods brought destruction to the valley.
b. To cause to occur as a concomitant: For many, the fall brings hay fever.
6. To cause to become apparent to the mind; recall: This music brings back memories.
7. To advance or set forth (charges) in a court.
8. To be sold for: a portrait that brought a million dollars.
Phrasal Verbs:
bring about
1. To cause (something) to happen: a speech that brought about a change in public opinion.
2. Nautical To cause (a ship or boat) to head in a different direction.
bring around (or round)
1. To cause to adopt an opinion or take a certain course of action.
2. To cause to recover consciousness.
bring down
1. To cause to fall or collapse: a shot that brought down a bird; a demolition crew that brought down a building.
2. To force to the ground, as by tackling.
3. To cause to lose power or leave office: The scandal brought down the prime minister.
4. To kill.
5. To disappoint or dispirit: The cancellation of the ballgame brought us down.
bring forth
1. To give rise to; produce: plants bringing forth fruit.
2. To give birth to (young).
bring forward
1. To present; produce: bring forward proof.
2. Accounting To carry (a sum) from one page or column to another.
bring in
1. Law To give or submit (a verdict) to a court.
2. To produce, yield, or earn (profits or income).
bring off
To accomplish: bring off a successful advertising campaign.
bring on
To cause to appear: brought on the dessert.
bring out
1.
a. To reveal or expose: brought out the facts.
b. To introduce (a debutante) to society.
2. To produce or publish: bring out a new book.
3. To nurture and develop (a quality, for example) to best advantage: You bring out the best in me.
bring to
1. To cause to recover consciousness.
2. Nautical To cause (a ship) to turn into the wind or come to a stop.
bring up
1. To take care of and educate (a child); rear.
2. To introduce into discussion; mention.
3. To vomit.
4. To cause to come to a sudden stop.
Idioms:
bring down the house
To win overwhelming approval from an audience.
bring home
To make perfectly clear: a lecture that brought home several important points.
bring home the bacon
1. To earn a living, especially for a family.
2. To achieve desired results; have success.
bring to bear
1. To exert; apply: bring pressure to bear on the student's parents.
2. To put (something) to good use: "All of one's faculties are brought to bear in an effort to become fully incorporated into the landscape" (Barry Lopez).
bring to light
To reveal or disclose: brought the real facts to light.
bring to (one's) knees
To reduce to a position of subservience or submission.
bring to terms
To force (another) to agree.
bring up the rear
To be the last in a line or sequence.

[Middle English bringen, from Old English bringan; see bher- in Indo-European roots.]

bring′er n.
Usage Note: The difference between bring and take is one of perspective. Bring indicates motion toward the place from which the action is regarded—typically toward the speaker—while take indicates motion away from the place from which the action is regarded—typically away from the speaker. Thus from a customer's perspective, the customer takes checks to the bank and brings home cash, while from the banker's perspective the customer brings checks to the bank in order to take away cash. When the point of reference is not the place of speaking itself, either verb is possible, but the correct choice still depends on the desired perspective. For example, The labor leaders brought their requests to the mayor's office suggests a point of view centered around the mayor's office, while The labor leaders took their requests to the mayor's office suggests a point of view centered around the labor leaders. Be aware that the choice of bring or take determines the point of view emphasized. For example, a parent sitting at home may say of a child, She always takes a pile of books home with her from school, describing the situation from the child's viewpoint leaving school. If the viewpoint shifts to the speaker, bring becomes appropriate, as in Look, I see her coming right now, and she's bringing a whole armful of books!

bring about

vb (tr, adverb)
1. to cause to happen: to bring about a change in the law.
2. (Nautical Terms) to turn (a ship) around
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.bring about - cause to move into the opposite direction; "they brought about the boat when they saw a storm approaching"
turn - cause to move along an axis or into a new direction; "turn your face to the wall"; "turn the car around"; "turn your dance partner around"
2.bring about - cause to happen, occur or exist; "This procedure produces a curious effect"; "The new law gave rise to many complaints"; "These chemicals produce a noxious vapor"; "the new President must bring about a change in the health care system"
create, make - make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor"
induct, induce - produce electric current by electrostatic or magnetic processes
lead, result, leave - have as a result or residue; "The water left a mark on the silk dress"; "Her blood left a stain on the napkin"

bring

verb
1. To cause to come along with oneself:
2. To succeed in causing (a person) to act in a certain way:
4. To achieve (a certain price).Also used with in:
phrasal verb
bring aboutphrasal verb
bring around or round
1. To succeed in causing (a person) to act in a certain way:
2. To cause to come back to life or consciousness:
phrasal verb
bring down
1. To cause to fall, as from a shot or blow:
Slang: deck.
Idiom: lay low.
2. To bring about the downfall of:
phrasal verb
bring forth
To give birth to:
Chiefly Regional: birth.
Idiom: be brought abed of.
phrasal verb
bring in
To make as income or profit:
phrasal verb
bring off
To bring about and carry to a successful conclusion:
Informal: swing.
phrasal verb
bring onphrasal verb
bring out
To present for circulation, exhibit, or sale:
phrasal verb
bring up
1. To take care of and educate (a child):
2. To put forward (a topic) for discussion:
3. To call or direct attention to something:
Translations
způsobit
medføre
orsaka, valda
dokonywaćpowodowaćwywoływać
neden olmak

w>bring about

vt sep
(= cause)herbeiführen, verursachen
(Naut) → wenden; he brought us abouter wendete

bring

(briŋ) past tense, past participle brought (broːt) verb
1. to make (something or someone) come (to or towards a place). I'll bring plenty of food with me; Bring him to me!
2. to result in. This medicine will bring you relief.
bring about
to cause. His disregard for danger brought about his death.
bring back
to (cause to) return. She brought back the umbrella she borrowed; Her singing brings back memories of my mother.
bring down
to cause to fall. The storm brought all the trees down.
bring home to
to prove or show (something) clearly to (someone). His illness brought home to her how much she depended on him.
bring off
to achieve (something attempted). They brought off an unexpected victory.
bring round
to bring back from unconsciousness. Fresh air brought him round.
bring up
1. to rear or educate. Her parents brought her up to be polite.
2. to introduce (a matter) for discussion. Bring the matter up at the next meeting.

bring towards the speaker: Mary, bring me some coffee .
take away from the speaker: Take these cups away .
fetch from somewhere else and bring to the speaker: Fetch me my book from the bedroom .
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