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bring around

1. To cause one to regain consciousness. After Lily fainted, we used smelling salts to bring her around. We were finally able to bring around the patient who'd been knocked out.
2. To move something to a specific location. In this usage, a noun can be used between "bring" and "around." If you bring your shopping cart around the display, sir, I'll put it back for you. You need to bring around your car to the garage so the mechanic can take a look at it.
3. To take another person to a specific location or gathering. In this usage, a noun can be used between "bring" and "around." You should bring your sister around more often—she's hilarious.
4. To prompt one to change their opinion or view on something. In this usage, a person's name or pronoun can be used between "bring" and "around." I've found that political debates at dinner parties rarely bring someone around to a different point of view. Her passionate speech about the environment really brought me around to the importance of conservation efforts.
5. To walk around and deliver something, typically to people in an assembled group. Volunteers will bring around pamphlets to anyone who wants to sign up for the program today. You better get back to your seat—they've begun bringing around the first course.
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bring someone around

 
1. Lit. to bring someone for a visit; to bring someone for someone (else) to meet. Please bring your wife around sometime. I'd love to meet her. You've just got to bring around your doctor friend for dinner.
2. and bring someone around (to consciousness) Fig. to bring someone to consciousness. The doctor brought around the unconscious man with smelling salts. The boxer was knocked out, but his manager brought him around.
3. and bring someone around (to one's way of thinking bring); someone around (to one's position) Fig. to persuade someone (to accept something); to manage to get someone to agree (to something). The last debate brought around a lot of voters to our candidate. I knew I could bring her around if I just had enough time to talk to her.
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bring something around

 (to someone or something)
1. to move something, such as a vehicle, from one place to another, especially so it can be used. Would you kindly have James bring the car around? Tony will bring around the car to us.
2. to distribute something to someone or a group. (Said by a person who intends to receive what is brought.) Please bring the snacks around to us. Carl is bringing around the snacks to us.
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bring around

Also, bring round.
1. Conduct someone or convey something to others. For example, Anne brought around the new intern to meet the nursing staff, or The clerk will bring round the papers for you to sign. [Late 1800s]
2. Also, bring to. Restore to health or consciousness. For example, Some fresh air will help bring him to. [First half of 1800s]
3. Convert or persuade someone, as in The senator was sure he could bring around the other committee members. [Mid-1800s]
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bring around

or bring round
v.
1. To move or lead something or someone to a particular place: Please bring the car around to the front of the building. You should bring your kids around to play with our kids sometime.
2. To distribute something among a group: The servers will be bringing around refreshments shortly. If you're all hungry, I can bring some sandwiches around.
3. To direct some conversation toward a particular subject: At the meeting, I tried to bring the discussion around to our biggest problems, but no one wanted to talk about them.
4. To persuade someone to adopt a particular point of view or to do something: The employees tried to bring around their boss to their way of approaching the problem. He was reluctant to come with her, but she brought him around.
5. To cause someone to recover consciousness: I had passed out, but the fresh air brought me around.
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East Durham Homes will spend the cash on improving customers' homes in 2013/2014, bringing around another 1,700 houses up to the decent homes standard.
The JI leader said that the PML-N and the PTI had only promoted traditional politics through mutual mud slinging and bringing around incompetent and corrupt electables.
The program has been responsible for bringing around 78 companies on board that have trained around 5,000 applicants, a statement said, quoting the Secretary General of the Manpower and Government Restructuring Program, Walid Al-Wuhaib, in a lecture at Gulf University on Friday.
By RORY TEVLIN NEW car sales jumped by almost a third last month bringing around EUR30million into the economy.
Daventry-based 99p Stores will open in the Cornbow shopping centre, Halesowen, bringing around 30 new jobs to the area.
The Potters are bringing around 3,800 fans for the game, which should ensure another terrific atmosphere.
For them the match was incidental to seeing the Russian airliners, some of them elderly and rarely seen in the West, bringing around 13,000 Zenit St Petersburg fans into the city.
The company will take a two-storey unit, bringing around 35 jobs, and the leader of South Tyneside Council Coun Paul Waggott said: "Every store but one has now been snapped up and I am sure it is only a matter of time before we can put the final piece in the jigsaw.
Ms Dodsworth, who admits to only having decorated the spare bedroom since she has lived there, says she was spurred into action when her mother started bringing around her old teddy bears.
These stations are along Line 8, one of the Metro's busiest commuter lines, bringing around 42,000 travelers a day from the airport to the city center.
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