bring (someone or something) before (someone or something)

bring (someone or something) before (someone or something)

1. To bring someone to appear in front of someone, such as a judge or superior, for evaluation, criticism, or punishment. A noun or pronoun can be used between "bring" and "before" or after "before." That high-profile criminal will be brought before a judge today. In light of the ugly incident yesterday, we should bring John before a disciplinary committee.
2. To present something, such as information, evidence, etc., to a person or group. We have to bring these findings before the board of trustees, regardless of the scandal it might ultimately reveal.
See also: before, bring
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