bring around
transitive verb Date: 1862 1. to restore to consciousness ; revive 2. persuade

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • bring\ around — • bring around • bring round v 1. informal To restore to health or consciousness cure. He was quite ill, but good nursing brought him around. Compare: bring to(1) 2. To cause a change in thinking; persuade; convince; make willing. After a good… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • bring around — index convert (persuade), disarm (set at ease), persuade, prevail (persuade) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William …   Law dictionary

  • bring around — [v] convince, induce argue, convert, draw, get, indoctrinate, persuade, prevail upon, prompt, prove, talk into, win over; concept 68 …   New thesaurus

  • bring around — verb 1. cause to adopt an opinion or course of action His urgent letter finally brought me around to give money to the school • Syn: ↑bring round • Hypernyms: ↑persuade • Verb Frames: Somebody s somebody …   Useful english dictionary

  • bring around — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms bring around : present tense I/you/we/they bring around he/she/it brings around present participle bringing around past tense brought around past participle brought around 1) same as bring round 1) 2) same as… …   English dictionary

  • bring around — I (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To convince] Syn. persuade, induce, argue into, win over; see convince . 2. [To revive] Syn. restore, refresh, resuscitate, bring to; see revive 1 . II bring around (or round) (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb 1. To succeed in… …   English dictionary for students

  • bring around — v. (AE) (D; tr.) ( to convince ) to bring around to (she brought them around to our point of view) * * * (AE) (D;tr.) ( to convince ) toto (she brought them around to our point of view) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • bring around — phr verb Bring around is used with these nouns as the object: ↑conversation …   Collocations dictionary

  • bring around — (in BRIT, also use bring round) 1) PHRASAL VERB If you bring someone around when they are unconscious, you make them become conscious again. [V n P] I d passed out and he d brought me round. 2) PHRASAL VERB If you bring someone around, you cause… …   English dictionary

  • bring around — or[bring round] {v.} 1. {informal} To restore to health or consciousness cure. * /He was quite ill, but good nursing brought him around./ Compare: BRING TO(1). 2. To cause a change in thinking; persuade; convince; make willing. * /After a good… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bring around — or[bring round] {v.} 1. {informal} To restore to health or consciousness cure. * /He was quite ill, but good nursing brought him around./ Compare: BRING TO(1). 2. To cause a change in thinking; persuade; convince; make willing. * /After a good… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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