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English verb: bring

1. bring (motion) take something or somebody with oneself somewhere


SamplesBring me the box from the other room.
Take these letters to the boss.
This brings me to the main point.


ExamplesThey bring the food to the people, They bring the people the food


Synonymsconvey, take


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)carry, transport


Narrower (hyponym)bring back, carry, channel, conduct, convey, ferry, fetch, impart, land, return, take back, transit, transmit, tube, whisk


Entailcome, come up


Verb groupbring, bring, convey, fetch, get

2. bring (contact) cause to come into a particular state or condition


SamplesLong hard years of on the job training had brought them to their competence.
Bring water to the boiling point.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

3. bring (creation) cause to happen or to occur as a consequence


SamplesI cannot work a miracle.
Wreak havoc.
Bring comments.
Play a joke.
The rain brought relief to the drought-stricken area.


Synonymsmake for, play, work, wreak


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)create, make


Verb groupact, work

4. bring (contact) go or come after and bring or take back


SamplesGet me those books over there, please.
Could you bring the wine?.
The dog fetched the hat.


Synonymsconvey, fetch, get


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)channel, channelise, channelize, transfer, transmit, transport


Narrower (hyponym)deliver, retrieve, retrieve


Entailcome, come up


Verb groupbring, convey, take


Antonymsbear away, bear off, carry away, take away, carry off

5. bring (change) bring into a different state


SamplesThis may land you in jail.


Synonymsland


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

6. bring (contact) be accompanied by


SamplesCan I bring my cousin to the dinner?.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Entailcome, come up


Verb groupbring, convey, take

7. bring (creation) advance or set forth in court


SamplesBring charges.
Institute proceedings.


Synonymsinstitute


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)create, make

8. bring (possession) bestow a quality on


SamplesHer 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.


Synonymsadd, bestow, contribute, impart, lend


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Narrower (hyponym)factor, instill, throw in, tinsel, transfuse

9. bring (possession) be sold for a certain price


SamplesThe painting brought $10,000.
The old print fetched a high price at the auction.


Synonymsbring in, fetch


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Entailchange hands, change owners

10. bring (emotion) attract the attention of


SamplesThe noise and the screaming brought the curious.


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)attract, draw, draw in, pull, pull in


Verb groupbring

11. bring (communication) induce or persuade


SamplesThe confession of one of the accused brought the others to admit to the crime as well.


ExamplesThey bring him to write the letter


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)cause, get, have, induce, make, stimulate


Verb groupbring









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