"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.    {dag}1. To touch (intr. with on, also trans.: = ON. taka á, and taka). Obs.

To Bring, v.

    1. To cause to come along with oneself; to fetch. It includes ‘lead’ or ‘conduct’ (F. amener) as well as ‘carry’ (F. apporter); it implies motion towards the place where the speaker or auditor is, or is supposed to be, being in sense the causal of come; motion in the opposite direction is expressed by take (Fr. emmener, emporter).    a. by carrying or bearing in one's hand, etc.
    3. a. to bring an answer, word, tidings, etc.
    4. fig., and in such expressions as to bring tears into the eyes, a blush to the cheek, etc.

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.