bring around


bring around
verb
1. cause to adopt an opinion or course of action
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His urgent letter finally brought me around to give money to the school

Syn: ↑bring round
Hypernyms: ↑persuade
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s somebody

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Something ——s somebody

2. provide a cure for, make healthy again
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The treatment cured the boy's acne

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The quack pretended to heal patients but never managed to

Syn: ↑cure, ↑heal
Derivationally related forms: ↑healer (for: ↑heal), ↑curable (for: ↑cure), ↑curative (for: ↑cure), ↑cure (for: ↑cure)
Topics: ↑medicine, ↑practice of medicine
Hypernyms: ↑help, ↑aid
Hyponyms: ↑recuperate
Entailment: ↑treat, ↑care for
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s somebody

3. return to consciousness
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These pictures bring back sad memories

Syn: ↑bring to, ↑bring back, ↑bring round
Ant: ↑anesthetize (for: ↑bring to)
Hypernyms: ↑awaken, ↑wake, ↑waken, ↑rouse, ↑wake up, ↑arouse
Hyponyms: ↑resuscitate, ↑revive
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s somebody

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Something ——s somebody

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bring around (chiefly US) (or chiefly Brit bring round) [phrasal verb]
1 bring (someone) around : to cause (someone) to come around: such as
1 a : to cause (someone) to accept and support something (such as an idea) after opposing it

She still says she won't support us, but we'll bring her around eventually. [=we'll convince/persuade her to support us eventually]

— often + to

I'm sure we can bring her around to our way of thinking.

1 b : to cause (someone) to become awake again after being unconscious

The boxer was knocked out and it took the doctor several minutes to bring him around. [=bring him to]

1 c : to come with (someone) for a social visit

Why don't you bring your friend around (to my house) after work today?

2 bring (something) around : to cause (something, such as a conversation) to go to a desired subject or area
— + to

We gradually brought the conversation around to the subject of his unpaid bills.

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Main Entry:bring

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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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 — 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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