1 carry, bear, fetch, get, take; deliver:
Don't forget to bring some wine home for dinner tonight.
2 lead, conduct, convey; escort, invite, accompany:
The road brought me to your house. You can bring anyone you like to the party.
3 draw, attract, lure, allure:
What brings you to London?
4 carry, bear, convey; report:
She brought word of the uprising.
5 bring on, bring about, occasion, give rise to, be the source or cause of, create, cause, engender, produce; contribute to:
The thought of his mother brought tears to his eyes.
6 institute, advance; invoke:
She is bringing charges against him for slander.
7 bring about. occasion, cause, bring on, accomplish, effect, achieve, produce:
The government has brought about changes in the health service.
8 bring down.
(a) overthrow, depose, oust, unseat, dethrone, overturn, topple:
A military faction has brought down the government.
(b) reduce, lessen, diminish, cut (back or down):
The chancellor promised to bring down taxes in the next budget.
9 bring forth.
(a) bear, give birth to, produce; yield:
The kangaroo brings forth young less than an inch in size.
(b) set forth, bring out or in or up, introduce, present, produce, put out, submit, offer, advance:
Mr Hanson has brought forth a new sales plan.
10 bring in.
(a) earn, yield, produce, realize, fetch, return, sell for:
Advertising brings in more revenue than subscriptions.
(b) See def. 15, below.
11 bring off. succeed (in), carry out, achieve, accomplish, do, carry out or off, perform, succeed, pull off; Colloq put over:
Do you really think she'll be able to bring off her masquerade?
12 bring on.
(a) produce, put on, introduce, bring in:
When the children in the audience began to get restless, they brought on the clowns.
(b) induce, produce, occasion, bring about:
Eating strawberries brought on a rash.
13 bring out.
(a) display, feature, focus on, illuminate, set off, make noticeable or conspicuous, emphasize, develop:
The colour of the dress brings out the blue of your eyes.
(b) publish, issue, release, make known or public, produce; put on, stage:
They've brought out a new edition of Dickens's works.
14 bring round or around.
(a) revive, resuscitate, bring to; restore:
The smelling salts brought her round when she fainted.
(b) persuade, win over, convince, influence:
Can he be brought round to our way of thinking?
15 bring up.
(a) rear, raise, care for, look after, nurture, breed; educate, teach, train, tutor:
She has brought up six children on her own.
(b) introduce, broach, bring in, raise, pen (up), set forth, mention, touch on, talk about, discuss; reintroduce, recall:
Why bring up irrelevant matters like his age?
(c) raise, elevate:
So far, they have brought up only three survivors from the mine.
(d) vomit, throw up, regurgitate, disgorge:
He woke up feeling sick and brought up most of the previous night's meal.