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
Synonym: take, convey
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
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
Synonym: wreak, work, play, make for
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
Synonym: convey, fetch, get
bring into a different state
this may land you in jail
Synonym: land
be accompanied by
Can I bring my cousin to the dinner?
advance or set forth in court
bring charges|institute proceedings
Synonym: institute
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
be sold for a certain price
The painting brought $10,000|The old print fetched a high price at the auction
Synonym: bring in, fetch
attract the attention of
The noise and the screaming brought the curious
induce or persuade
The confession of one of the accused brought the others to admit to the crime as well
Antonym: take away