bring (someone or something) to

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bring (someone or something) to

1. To cause someone to regain consciousness. After Lily fainted, we used smelling salts to bring her to.
2. To stop a vessel from moving. We're getting close to the dock, so bring the boat to.
3. To cause a total to reach a certain amount. Adding a drink brings your total to $8.49. I'm thrilled because my last payment brought the amount I still owe on that loan to less than $1,000!
4. To cause someone to resume acting or feeling as they normally do. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "bring" and "to," and a reflexive pronoun is used after "to." I was starting to get disoriented after being awake for 36 hours straight, but a good night's rest brought me to myself.
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bring one to oneself

to cause one to become rational; to cause one to act normal. A glass of ice water thrown in her face brought Sally to herself. I was brought to myself by some smelling salts.
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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 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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References in classic literature ?
(3) This brings us to the third mode of distinguishing images from sensations, namely, by their causes and effects.
The story of the Magi also reminds us that God brings us to meet his son, Jesus, in different ways.
Whilst [as they'd say Over There] on the subject of Harrods, this brings us to something somewhat more practical.
(Ultimately, it's someone who does strategy right.) This brings us to the question--what is strategy?
Which brings us to a related question: why are CEOs so invisible in our society?
This brings us to Shafer's question: "What's Literacy Got to Do with It?" The answer is everything.
It brings us to our desire for the space of the garden, to those spaces which flourish and make us to flourish, for those spaces that are hospitable to love's purposes.
The final poems of the book creep out of the quiet resolve in earlier poems, and are more daring in the forthright declarations of a speaker who seeks to "peel back the layers of God's skin." Butts brings us to his final meditation within the "Envoi," allowing the poem "Skin" to show us, for the first time, the persona motivating many of the poems throughout the book.
In addition to partnering Dvorovenko, Ou Lu had the principal role in an oriental-occidental version of the prodigal son theme--which brings us to Rika Yu's choreography.
This brings us to the sense of humility and guilt proposed by the title, Mea Culpa ("I am guilty").
And even though we try, the truth brings us to tears; all our words cannot express the joy you brought us through the years.
This brings us to one ongoing subtext about Clinton that has plagued him ever since he took office.
Which brings us to the final point: Our terrorist enemies are masters of financial legerdemain, effortlessly moving hundreds of millions of dollars from one offshore account to another.