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Dictionary definition for: Bring

1. (v) take something or somebody with oneself somewhere; "Bring me the box from the other room" "Take these letters to the boss" "This brings me to the main point"

2. (v) cause to come into a particular state or condition; "Long hard years of on the job training had brought them to their competence" "bring water to the boiling point"

3. (v) cause to happen or to occur as a consequence; "I cannot work a miracle" "wreak havoc" "bring comments" "play a joke" "The rain brought relief to the drought-stricken area"

4. (v) go or come after and bring or take back; "Get me those books over there, please" "Could you bring the wine?" "The dog fetched the hat"

5. (v) bring into a different state; "this may land you in jail"

6. (v) be accompanied by; "Can I bring my cousin to the dinner?"

7. (v) bestow a quality on; "Her presence lends a certain cachet to the company" "The music added a lot to the play" "She brings a special atmosphere to our meetings" "This adds a light note to the program"

8. (v) avance or set forth in court; "bring charges", "institute proceedings"

9. (v) be sold for a certain price; "The painting brought $10,000" "The old print fetched a high price at the auction"

10. (v) attract the attention of; "The noise and the screaming brought the curious"

11. (v) induce or persuade; "The confession of one of the accused brought the others to admit to the crime as well"

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