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King James Dictionary [1]


1. To fetch to bear, convey or lead from a distant to a nearer place, or to a person as, bring me a book from the shelf bring me a morsel of bread. In this sense, it is opposed to carry, and it is applied to the person bearing or leading, in opposition to sending or transmitting by another. 2. To produce to procure as a cause to draw to.

Nothing brings a man more honor than to be invariably just.

3. To attract or draw along.

In distillation the water brings over with it another substance.

4. To cause to come to cause to proceed from a distant place, in company, or at the same time as, to bring a boat over a river to bring a horse or carriage to bring a cargo of dry goods. 5. To cause to come to a point, by moral influence used of the mind, and implying previous remoteness, aversion, alienation, or disagreement as, to bring the mind to assent to a proposition or to bring a man to terms, by persuasion or argument. In this sense, it is nearly equivalent to persuade, prevail upon, or induce. The same process is effected by custom, and other causes. Habit brings us to relish things at first disagreeable reflection brings a man to his senses, and whether the process is slow or rapid,the sense of the verb is the same. To bring to the mind any thing before and forgotten, is to recall but the sense of bring is the same.

The primary sense is to lead, draw or cause to come the sense of conveying or bearing is secondary.

The use of this verb is so extensive, and incorporated into so many peculiar phrases, that it is not easy to reduce its significations within any precise limits. In general, the verb bring implies motion from a place remote, either in a literal or figurative sense. It is used with various modifying words.bring back is to recall, implying previous departure, either in a literal or figurative sense.

To bring about, to bring to pass to effect to accomplish to bring to the desired issue.

To bring forth is to produce, as young or fruit also, to bring to light that is, to make manifest to disclose.

To bring forward,to cause to advance to produce to view.

To bring in, to import to introduce to bear from remote place within a certain precinct to place in a particular condition to collect things dispersed to reduce within the limits of law and government to produce, as income, rent or revenue to induce to join &c.

To bring off, to bear or convey from a distant place, as to bring off men from an isle also, to procure to be acquitted to clear form condemnation to cause to escape.

To bring on, to cause to begin, as to bring on an action also, to originate or cause to exist, as to bring on a disease also, to bear or convey from a distance, as to bring on a quantity of goods also, to attend, or to aid in advancing, as to bring one on his way.

To bring over, to bear across, as to bring over dispatches, to bring over passengers in a boat also, to convert by persuasion or other means to draw to a new party to cause to change sides, or an opinion.

To bring out, to expose to detect to bring to light from concealment as, to bring out an accomplice or his crimes.

To bring under, to subdue to repress to restrain to reduce to obedience also, to bring beneath any thing.

To bring up, to nurse to educate to instruct to feed and clothe to form the manners, and furnish the mind with knowledge. The phrase may comprehend all these particulars. Also, to introduce to practice, as to bring up a fashion or ceremony also, to cause to advance near, as to bring up forces, or the body of reserve also, to bear or convey upwards. In navigation, to cast anchor.

To bring down, to cause to come down also, to humble or abase, as to bring down high looks.

To bring to, in navigation, to check the course of a ship, by arranging the sails in such a manner, that they shall counteract each other, and keep her nearly stationary. She is then said to lie to. The phrase is used also in applying a rope to the capstan.

To bring by the lee, to incline so rapidly to leeward of the course, when a ship sails large, as to bring the lee side suddenly to the windward, and by laying the sails aback, expose her to the danger of oversetting.

Webster's Dictionary [2]

(1): (v. t.) To persuade; to induce; to draw; to lead; to guide.

(2): (v. t.) To produce in exchange; to sell for; to fetch; as, what does coal bring per ton?

(3): (v. t.) To convey to the place where the speaker is or is to be; to bear from a more distant to a nearer place; to fetch.

(4): (v. t.) To convey; to move; to carry or conduct.

(5): (v. t.) To cause the accession or obtaining of; to procure; to make to come; to produce; to draw to.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia [3]

דּשׁא , dāshā' = "to sprout," "spring" ( Genesis 1:11 the King James Version); שׁרץ , shārac = "to wriggle," "swarm" ( Genesis 1:20 f;   Genesis 9:7;  Exodus 8:3 ); ילד , yāladh = "to bear," "beget" ( Genesis 3:16;  2 Kings 19:3;  Job 15:35;  Job 39:1 ,  Job 39:2; "what a day may bring forth,"  Proverbs 27:1; "before the decree bring forth,"  Zephaniah 2:2 ); ענן , 'anan = "to cloud over," "to darken" ( Genesis 9:14 ); שׁלח , shālaḥ = "to send on," "to escort" ( Genesis 18:16 ); שׁוב , shūbh = "to turn back," "bring" (again, back, home again), "fetch," "establish" ( Genesis 24:5 ,  Genesis 24:6 ,  Genesis 24:8;  Job 10:9;  Psalm 68:22; "bring him back to see,"  Ecclesiastes 3:22;  Zechariah 10:6 ,  Zechariah 10:10 ); נגשׁ , nāghash = "present," "adduce" (an argument) ( 1 Samuel 13:9;  1 Samuel 15:32;  1 Samuel 23:9;  1 Samuel 30:7; "bring forth your strong reasons,"  Isaiah 41:21 ,  Isaiah 41:22 ); עשׂה , ‛āsāh = "to do," "cause to be," "accomplish" ( Psalm 37:5 ); עלה , ‛ālāh = "to carry up," "exalt," "restore" ( Genesis 46:4;  Exodus 3:8 ,  Exodus 3:17;  Exodus 33:12;  Psalm 71:20;  Hosea 12:13 ); נגע , nāgha‛ = "to touch," "lay hand upon," "reach to" ( Leviticus 5:7 ); כּבד , kābhēdh , or כּבד , kābhēdh = "to be heavy" (causative "to make weighty"), "to be glorious" ( Proverbs 4:8 ); כּנע , kāna‛ = "to bend the knee," hence "humiliate," "bring" (down, into subjection, under), "subdue" ( Deuteronomy 9:3;  Isaiah 25:5 ); זכר , zakhar = "to mark," "call to, put (put in) remembrance" (Ps 38 title;  Psalm 70:1-5 title); יבל , yābhal = "to flow," "bring" (especially with pomp) ( Psalm 60:9;  Psalm 68:29;  Psalm 76:11;  Zephaniah 3:10 ); חוּל , ḥūl , or חיל , ḥı̄l = "to writhe in pain," "to be in travail" ( Isaiah 66:8 ); צעד , cā‛adh = "to step regularly," "march," "hurl" ( Job 18:14 ); חלך , hālakh = "to walk," "get" ( Hosea 2:14 ); גּדל , gādhal = "bring up," "increase" ( Hosea 9:12 ).

The New Testament employs τελεσφορέω , telesphoréō = "to bring to maturity," "to ripen" ( Luke 8:14 ); ὑπομιμνήσκω , hupomimnḗskō = "to bring to mind," "suggest," "bring to remembrance" ( John 14:26 ); δουλόω , doulóō = "to enslave" ( Acts 7:6 ); σύντροφος , súntrophos = "brought up with" ( Acts 13:1 the Revised Version (British and American), "the foster-brother of"): διασώζω , diasō̇zō = "to save," "to care," "rescue" ( Acts 23:24 ); ἀθετέω , athetéō = "to set aside" "cast off," "bring to naught" ( 1 Corinthians 1:19 ); καταργέω , katargéō = "to abolish," "destroy," "do away," "put away," "make void" ( 1 Corinthians 1:28 ); προπέμπω , propémpō = "to send forward," "bring forward" ( 1 Corinthians 16:6 the King James Version;   Titus 3:13 the King James Version;   3 John 1:6 the King James Version); ἐκτρέφω , ektréphō = "to rear up to maturity," "to cherish," "nourish" ( Ephesians 6:4 the King James Version).