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Overview of verb bring

The verb bring has 11 senses? (first 9 from tagged texts)
1. (122) bring, convey, take

(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. (55) bring

(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. (31) bring, work, play, wreak, make for

(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. (19) bring, get, convey, fetch

(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. (9) bring, land

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

6. (4) bring

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

7. (3) institute, bring

(advance or set forth in court; "bring charges", "institute proceedings")

8. (2) lend, impart, bestow, contribute, add, bring

(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")

9. (1) fetch, bring in, bring

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

10. bring

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

11. bring

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

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