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Bring appears in the following pangram (a sentence using every letter of the alphabet at least once):

  • Alfredo must just bring very exciting news to the plaza quickly. (53 letters)
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Bring is sometimes a misspelling of bridge.

The word bring is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the verb bring

What does bring mean as a doing word?

Bring is one of the top 50 most common verbs in the English language.View more statistics!

verb - inflections:

simple pastpast participlepresent participlethird-person singular
broughtbroughtbringingbrings

  1. take something or somebody with oneself somewhere
    • examples: Bring me the box from the other room | This brings me to the main point | They bring the food to the people | They bring the people the food
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Destination] [Theme]Carla slid John the books | Nora brought Pamela the book
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme]Nora brought the book
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme] [Destination, locative adverb]The train brought us here
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme] against / before / into / on / to / onto [Destination]Nora brought the book to the meeting
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme] from / out / out of / off / off of [Source]Nora brought the book from home
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme] from / out / out of / off / off of [Source] to [Destination]Nora brought the book from home to the meeting
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme, plural] togetherNora brought us together
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] against / before / into / on / to / onto [Destination] [Theme]Nora brought to lunch the book
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • synonyms of bring: convey / take
    • more generic words: carry / transport = move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body
    • more specific terms:
    • entailment: come / come up = move toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody
  2. cause to come into a particular state or condition
    • example: bring water to the boiling point
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic words: alter / change / modify = cause to change; make different
  3. cause to happen or to occur as a consequence
    • example: bring comments
    • lexical domain: Creation - verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing
    • synonyms of bring: make for / play / work / wreak
    • more generic words: create / make = make or cause to be or to become
  4. go or come after and bring or take back
  5. bring into a different state
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonym of bring: land
    • more generic words: alter / change / modify = cause to change; make different
  6. be accompanied by
    • example: Can I bring my cousin to the dinner?
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • entailment: come / come up = move toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody
  7. advance or set forth in court
    • example: bring charges
    • lexical domain: Creation - verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing
    • synonym of bring: institute
    • more generic words: create / make = make or cause to be or to become
  8. bestow a quality on
  9. be sold for a certain price
  10. attract the attention of
    • lexical domain: Emotions - verbs of feeling
    • more generic terms: attract / draw / draw in / pull / pull in = direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes
  11. induce or persuade

Alternative definition of the verb bring

verb

  1. [transitive] To transport toward somebody/somewhere.
  2. [transitive, figuratively] To supply or contribute.
  3. [transitive] To raise (a lawsuit, charges, etc.) against somebody.
  4. [baseball] To pitch, often referring to a particularly hard thrown fastball.

Phrases with bring

Phrases starting with the word bring:

  1. bring in
  2. Bring It
  3. bring on
  4. bring to
  5. bring up
  6. bring off
  7. bring out
  8. bring back
  9. bring down
  10. bring home
  11. bring upon
  12. bring about
  13. bring forth
  14. bring round
  15. bring around

Phrase ending with the word bring:

  1. to bring

Other phrases containing the word bring:

  1. to bring in
  2. to bring on
  3. to bring to
  4. to bring up

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for bring

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Google previewDocument Processing and Retrieval (2012)

Texpros by Qianhong Liu, Peter A. Ng

Bring means to carry a thing to a place. Either a source or a destination or both should appear. 2. Bring means to cause to be. The source and destination roles are absent when this meaning is intended. The examination answers can not be a ...

Google previewGood on Paper Great in Person (2014)

by Khali Gallman

If you interviewing at a place where you just turned in an application, then all you will need to bring is a list of references (at least 3).

Google previewIslam, Human Rights and Child Labour in Pakistan (1995)

by Alain Lefebvre

The only temporary advantage an enlarged and implemented legislation could bring is the protection of the child labour force which is actually working outside the ...

Google previewObservations Upon Emigration to Upper Canada (1837)

Being the Prize Essay, for which was Awarded a Gold Medal, from the Upper Canada Celtic Society by Joseph Neilson

In this way, by gradual savings they may gain money to purchase lands ; or if they bring means with them from Home, may become qualified to lay out capital to advantage. .Agricultural laborers of industrious and steady habits, may procure ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Kalispel Or Flat-head Indian Language (1879)

by Joseph Giorda

BRING, r. t. 1st To fetch, lcs-zuetein. 2d To carry, Ics-ukum. Sec Carry, Pack. 3d To carry along, Ics-guiusem. See Along. 4th To drive in animals, Ies-keigum, Chines-keiguskagaei, Ies- igeni, Chines-igskagaci. 5th To bring away, to make go, ...

Google previewEncyclopedie, eller Fransyskt och Swenskt real- och nominal-lexicon. [With an introduction by S. Lagerbring.] dl. 1. afd. 1, 2 (1777)

by Jacob Johan ANKARSTRÖM (the Elder, and GJORWELL (Carl Christophersson)), afterwards LAGERBRING BRING (Sven), Carl Christophersson GJÖRWELL

afterwards LAGERBRING BRING (Sven), Carl Christophersson GJÖRWELL. Znçoganda ntdçag'nf Proiocollet, hállit ¡Rough Maizts och RiEsens ...

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Usage statistics about bring

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the verb bring:

spoken English49.43%written English50.57% conversational speech48.48%task-oriented speech51.52% imaginative writing56.12%informational writing43.88%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb bring:

wreakimpartbestowinstitutefetchconveylendlandcontributeaddplaybringworktakeget

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Quotes about bring

My wandering mind
i bring it back home
i restrain my mind
and bring it back home
it runs over here and there
then i bring it back home
i think of things
then bring it back to the moment
my wandering mind
i am bringing it back home (Keemusabi Tzu)
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Scrabble value of B3R1I1N1G2

The value of this 5-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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