"To Take" (verb) vs. "To Bring" (verb)
To Take, v.
General arrangement of senses: I. To touch. II. To
seize, grip, catch. III. Ordinary current sense, i. with material obj.; ii. with
non-material obj. IV. To choose, take for a purpose, into use. V. To derive,
obtain from a source. VI. To receive, accept, admit, contain. VII. To apprehend
mentally, comprehend. VIII. To undertake, perform, make. IX. To convey, conduct,
deliver, apply or betake oneself, go. X. Idiomatic uses with special obj. XI.
Intransitive uses with preposition. XII. Adverbial combinations = compound
verbs. XIII. Idiomatic phrases, and Phrase-key. I.
To Bring, v.
Arnie's Suggested Mnemonics (emphasizing "take" as a grasping or seizing and "bring" as transporting something):
Take your luggage and bring it to the airport.
Take the McArthur Genius Grant award, and bring the good news to your friends.
Take care, but bring first aid supplies.