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1. To change one's view or opinion of someone or something. My dad hates all of my boyfriends at first, but don't worry, he'll come around eventually. I think he was beginning to see the benefits of our plan, but he'll never come around now that you've insulted him!
2. To visit someone or a particular area. I hope you'll come around more often now that you live in our neighborhood. That lowlife has no business with us, so tell him not to come around here anymore.
(to doing something) to agree to do something eventually, after a long wait. Finally, she came around to painting the kitchen. She hesitated for a long time, but eventually we got Lynn to come around.
come around(to some place)
1. to come to some place for a visit. You must come around to our place for a while. Do come around and have dinner with us sometime.
2. and come around (to visit) and come around (for a visit) to pay a casual visit to someone. Why don't you come around to visit next week? Why don't you come around for a visit? You are welcome any time.
to visit Some people are going to come around and see what we do in our department.
come around (to something)
to change your opinion of something I want to go, and I think she'll come around and we'll actually take a vacation.
Also, come round.
1. Make a circuit; also, arrive casually or visit. For example, The milkman comes around every day at this time, or You should come round more often. [Early 1800s] Also see come by, def.
2. Change in a favorable way, as in I was sure you would come around and see it my way. [Early 1800s]
3. Recover consciousness, be restored to a normal condition, as in The smelling salts quickly made her come round. [Mid-1800s]
come aroundor come round
1. To approach or arrive following some curved path: He came around the bend in the road carrying a large box.
2. To approach or arrive by avoiding something: The swamp was too dangerous, so she came around it.
3. To visit or pay a call to someone, especially informally: Why don't you come around sometime and have supper with us?
4. To come to pass. Used of times, seasons, or scheduled events: When April comes around, we'll work in the garden again. The World Series is coming around soon.
5. To recover; revive: I fainted at the bad news but soon came around and felt better.
6. To change one's opinion or position: You'll come around after you hear the whole story.