The next word in our vocabulary boost series is BRING. BRING is a high frequency verb that can be used as a synonym of cause, lead to, carry or influence. There are numerous collocations and phrasal verbs that are formed using BRING.


As recommended in our START method (HERE), you should always learn vocabulary as a short phrase and relate new words to synonyms and use them. Click (HERE) and (HERE) for advice on how to learn more vocabulary and HERE for an example of a great strategy to learn new words.



To learn new collocations and word patterns you should create phrases using them and also do exercises (HERE)

Bring a bag

Bring some luggage

Bring the best/worst out of

Bring a tear to someone´s eye

Bring changes

Bring on a disagreement

Bring something to life

Bring an issue to light

Bring forward a proposal

Bring glory

Bring destruction

Bring your own

Bring on a challenge

Bring memories of

Bring fame

Bring ideas

Bring concepts

Bring success

Bring something to someone´s attention

Bring death

Bring into focus

Bring into question


Phrasal verbs:

The learning of phrasal verbs is best done using this method (HERE)

Bring up – raise

I was brought up in a small town with a beautiful park nearby

Bring out – release

Jack Johnson will bring out his latest record next spring

Bring along – carry

Can you bring along your penknife so that we can cut the cheese

Bring about – produce

Problems in society usually bring about change

Bring down – reduce

The department brought down the prices as sales we slow

Bring forward – introduce

I brought forward an important point to discuss

Bring in – introduce

We are bringing in new rules for the next school year

Bring together – join

Their love of music brought them together

Bring on – encourage, cause

An era of political change was brought on by the economic recession




To learn how to use BRING you need to practice and put these words and collocations into your own words to be able to remember them.

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