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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
bring (verb)
transitive verb
1.
a) to convey, lead, carry, or cause to come along with one toward the place from which the action is being regarded
b) to cause to be, act, or move in a special way as
(1) - attract her screams brought the neighbors
(2) - persuade induce
(3) - force compel
(4) to cause to come into a particular state or condition - bring water to a boil
c) dialect - escort accompany
d) to bear as an attribute or characteristic - brings years of experience to the position
2.
to cause to exist or occur as
a) to be the occasion of - winter brings snow
b) to result in - the drug brought immediate relief
c) - institute bring legal action
d) - adduce bring an argument
3.
- prefer bring charges
4.
intransitive verb
to procure in exchange sell for chiefly Midland - yield produce
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
bring (verb)
1.
to be the cause of (a situation, action, or state of mind)
SYNONIMS:
beget, breed, bring, bring about, bring on, catalyze, cause, create, do, draw on, effectuate, engender, generate, induce, invoke, make, occasion, produce, prompt, result (in), spawn, translate (into), work, yield
RELATED WORDS:
conduce (to), contribute (to); decide, determine; begin, establish, father, found, inaugurate, initiate, innovate, institute, introduce, launch, pioneer, set, set up, start; advance, cultivate, develop, encourage, forward, foster, further, nourish, nurture, promote; enact, render, turn out
NEAR ANTONYMS:
impede, limit, restrict; clamp down (on), crack down (on), crush, dampen, put down, quash, quell, repress, smother, squash, squelch, stifle, subdue, suppress; arrest, check, control, curb, inhibit, rein (in), restrain, retard; can [], kill, snuff (out), still; abolish, demolish, destroy, extinguish, liquidate, quench
bring (verb)
2.
to cause (someone) to agree with a belief or course of action by using arguments or earnest request
SYNONIMS:
argue, bring, bring around, convert, convince, gain, get, induce, move, prevail (on upon), satisfy, talk (into), win (over)
RELATED WORDS:
blandish, blarney, cajole, coax, entreat, exhort, fast-talk, urge, wheedle; allure, beguile, lead on, lure, seduce, snow, tempt; brainwash, overpersuade; incline, influence, move, prompt, sell, sway; attract, draw, entice, interest; chew over, converse, debate, discuss, dispute, hash (over), moot; reason (with)
NEAR ANTONYMS:
deter, discourage, dissuade, unsell
bring (verb)
3.
to have a price of
SYNONIMS:
bring, fetch, go (for), run, sell (for)
RELATED WORDS:
list (for); amount (to), come (to), total; command, exact; ask, demand
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