bring (someone or oneself) to (do something)

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bring (someone or oneself) to (do something)

1. To cause or inspire one to take a particular action. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used after "bring." A desire to help my community brought me to volunteer at the local soup kitchen. Your mother and I just cannot fathom what would bring you to disrespect us like that.
2. To muster the courage or resolve to do something, typically something unpleasant or frightening. In this usage, a reflexive pronoun is used after "bring." I'm sorry, I just can't bring myself to eat snails.
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bring someone to

to help someone return to consciousness. We worked to bring him to before he went into shock. He was finally brought to by the smelling salts.
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bring someone to do something

to cause someone to do something; to encourage someone to do something. What brought you to do this? I was brought to do this by a guilty conscience.
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bring to

1. Restore to consciousness, as in I'll see if these smelling salts will bring her to. Also see bring around, def. 2.
2. Cause a vessel to stop by heading into the wind or some other means. For example, As they neared the anchorage, they brought the boat to. This usage was first recorded in 1753.
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bring to

v.
1. To cause a ship to turn toward the wind or come to a stop: Some lines were dragging overboard, so we brought the ship to and hauled them in again.
2. To cause someone to recover consciousness: I fainted, but the smelling salts brought me to right away.
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Four years ago, the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA)launched Bring Us To Your Table
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I'd like to suggest that we consider how--policy problems and all--the press and the pundits have helped bring us to this pass: Where he is a failure, we are beside ourselves with cynicism and frustration, and Bob Dole is allegedly our next best hope.
The June Dairy Month promotion is part of the larger Bring Us To Your Table
According to Nevin Montgomery, President, National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association, this long-running, successful March promotion is now the leading component of a larger promotional effort--the premier building block of NFRA's unique, one-of-a-kind, all-industry marketing/public relations campaign Bring Us To Your Table
Also during March, consumers will find frozen food aisles throughout the country warm and inviting, decorated with NFRA Bring Us To Your Table
NFRA's established goals for the Bring Us To Your Table
We have been making personal visits to manufacturers and retailers, and the entire industry has shown great enthusiasm for the Bring Us to Your Table/Freezer Favorites campaign," said Montgomery.
After three years of research and focus group input, the slogan Bring Us to Your Table