— bringer , n.
/bring/ , v.t., brought, bringing .
1. to carry, convey, conduct, or cause (someone or something) to come with, to, or toward the speaker: Bring the suitcase to my house. He brought his brother to my office.
2. to cause to come to or toward oneself; attract: Her scream brought the police. He brought honor to his family by his heroism.
3. to cause to occur or exist: The medication brought instant relief.
4. to cause to come into a particular position, state, or effect: to bring the car to a stop.
5. to cause to appear or occur in the mind; evoke or recall: The letter brought her memories of youth.
6. to persuade, convince, compel, or induce: She couldn't bring herself to sell the painting.
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: Land reform brought about a great change in the lives of the common people.
10. bring around or round ,
a. to convince of a belief or opinion; persuade: I think we can bring him around to agreeing with the plan.
b. to restore to consciousness, as after a faint.
c. to bring as a visitor: They brought around a new employee this morning.
11. bring down ,
a. to injure, capture, or kill: He brought down several ducks on his last hunting trip.
b. to lessen; reduce: I won't buy that lamp unless they bring down the price.
c. Slang. to cause to be in low spirits; depress: The bad news brought him down.
12. bring forth ,
a. to give birth to; deliver; bear: to bring forth a son.
b. to give rise to; introduce: to bring forth a proposal for reducing costs.
13. bring forward ,
a. to bring to view; show.
b. to present for consideration; adduce: to bring forward an opinion.
14. bring in ,
a. to yield, as profits or income: My part-time job doesn't bring in much, but I enjoy it.
b. to present officially; submit: The jury brought in its verdict.
c. to cause to operate or yield: They brought in a gusher on his property.
d. to present for consideration, approval, etc.; introduce: She brought in six new members last month.
15. bring off , to accomplish, carry out, or achieve (something): He brought off his speech with ease.
16. bring on ,
a. to cause to happen or exist; bring about: This incident will surely bring on a crisis.
b. to introduce; cause to appear: Bring on the clowns.
17. bring out ,
a. to expose; reveal.
b. to make noticeable or conspicuous in a contrast.
c. to publish, as a book or play.
d. to introduce officially into society: to bring out a debutante.
18. bring to ,
a. to bring back to consciousness; revive.
b. Naut. 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, discussion, action, or consideration.
c. to vomit.
d. to stop or cause to stop quickly: to bring up a car at the curb.
e. Naut. (of a vessel) to cause to halt, as by lowering an anchor or running aground; fetch up.
[ bef. 950; ME bringen, OE bringan; c. D brengen, G bringen, Goth briggan ]
Syn. 1. transport; lead, guide. BRING, FETCH, TAKE imply conveying or conducting in relation to the place where the speaker is. To BRING is simply to convey or conduct: Bring it to me. I'm permitted to bring my dog here with me. It is the opposite of TAKE, which means to convey or conduct away from the place where the speaker is: Bring it back here. Take it back there. FETCH means to go, get, and bring back: Fetch me that bottle.