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come (a)round

1. To visit. Now that you're living in our neighborhood, please come around whenever you want.
2. To regain consciousness. After Lily fainted, we used smelling salts to get her to come round. The patient who'd been knocked out finally came around.
3. To take a curved or circular route. Once you come around the bend, you'll be able to see the city in the distance.
4. To avoid something. I came around the block to avoid the house with the scary dog.
5. To happen or occur, typically regularly. I've been saving for months, with the goal of buying a car by the time my next birthday comes around.
6. To change one's position or view on something. He'll never come around to our side now that you've insulted him! What caused you to come round to our way of thinking?
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come around

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.
See also: around, come

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.
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come around

(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.
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come (a)round

 
1. finally to agree or consent (to something). I thought he'd never agree, but in the end he came around. She came round only after we argued for an hour.
2. to return to consciousness; to wake up. He came around after we threw cold water in his face. The boxer was knocked out, but came round in a few seconds.
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come around

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]
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come around

or come round
v.
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.
See also: around, come

come round

v.
See come around.
See also: come, round
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