Pronunciation: (bring),[key] —v.t.,brought, bring•ing. 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.