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Related to brought: brought forth, brought out
Past tense and past participle of bring.
the past tense and past participle of bring
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]