brought


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Related to brought: brought forth, brought out

brought

 (brôt)
v.
Past tense and past participle of bring.

brought

(brɔːt)
vb
the past tense and past participle of bring

bring

(brɪŋ)

v.t. brought, bring•ing.
1. to carry, convey, conduct, or cause (someone or something) to come with, to, or toward the speaker.
2. to cause to come to or toward oneself; attract.
3. to cause to occur or exist: The medicine brought rapid relief.
4. to cause to come into a particular position, state, or effect: to bring a car to a stop.
5. to persuade, compel, or induce: I couldn't bring myself to sell it.
6. to cause to come to mind; evoke; recall: to bring back happy memories.
7. to sell for; fetch: These lamps will bring a good price.
8. Law. to commence: to bring an action for damages.
9. bring about, to accomplish; cause.
10. bring around or round,
a. to convince of a belief or opinion; persuade.
b. to restore to consciousness, as after a faint.
11. bring down,
a. to injure, capture, or kill.
b. to cause to fall.
c. to cause to be in low spirits; depress.
d. Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. to present (a report, bill, etc.) in a parliament.
12. bring forth,
a. to give birth to or produce; bear: to bring forth young.
b. to give rise to; introduce.
13. bring forward,
a. to bring to view; show.
b. to present for consideration; adduce.
14. bring in,
a. to yield, as profits or income.
b. to present officially; submit: to bring in a verdict.
c. to cause to operate or yield: to bring in an oil well.
d. to introduce.
15. bring off, to accomplish, carry out, or achieve.
16. bring on, to cause to happen, appear, or exist: to bring on a headache.
17. bring out,
a. to reveal or expose.
b. to make noticeable or conspicuous; emphasize.
c. to cause to appear: The clams I ate brought out a rash.
d. to publish or produce.
e. to introduce formally into society.
18. bring to,
a. to bring back to consciousness; revive.
b. to head (a vessel) close to or into the wind so as to halt.
19. bring up,
a. to care for during childhood; rear.
b. to introduce or mention for attention or consideration.
c. to vomit.
d. to stop quickly or abruptly.
[before 950; Middle English; Old English bringan]
bring′er, n.
Translations

brought

pret & pp de bring
References in classic literature ?
From there I hired a motor-car and brought him here.
When he had gone away, she had a little hind brought to her, and ordered her to be killed, and took her heart and tongue, and laid them on a plate, and when she saw the old man coming, she said to the boy: 'Lie down in your bed, and draw the clothes over you.
bread, rice, three Dutch cheeses, five pieces of dried goat's flesh (which we lived much upon), and a little remainder of European corn, which had been laid by for some fowls which we brought to sea with us, but the fowls were killed.
There was also a dispute at Phocea, concerning a right of inheritance, between Mnasis, the father of Mnasis, and Euthucrates, the father of Onomarchus, which brought on the Phoceans the sacred war.
Dmitri, a man of good family who had been brought up in the count's house and now managed all his affairs, stepped softly into the room.
No one seemed to have a very clear idea of what was required, but all had brought something.
It was from Ireland that the Scots came to Scotland, and when they came they brought with them many tales.
At first he accepted much of what people brought him--tea, sugar, white bread, milk, clothing, and fire-wood.
It was an evil day for me when first I clapped eyes upon the merchant Achmet and had to do with the Agra treasure, which never brought anything but a curse yet upon the man who owned it.
So she folded the cool leaves tenderly about the poor fly, bathed his wings, and brought him refreshing drink, while he hummed his thanks, and forgot his pain, as Zephyr softly sung and fanned him with her waving wings.
She it was who once received from gold-throned Hera and brought up fell, cruel Typhaon to be a plague to men.
So the swallow was brought in, all huddled and shivering; and although she was a little afraid at first, she soon got warmed up and sat on the edge of the mantelpiece and began to talk.