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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.
1. To bring (someone) back to consciousness, as after a fainting spell or coma. You were out for about an hour, so I used smelling salts to bring you round.
2. To bring (something or someone) to a certain location, especially where someone lives. Thanks for lending me that book! I'll bring it round next week after I'm finished. I'm bringing Sally round to my parents' house tonight for dinner.
3. To persuade (someone) of one's own view or beliefs. After laying out the facts, I was able to bring them round to my position.
4. To introduce or change a topic of conversation. No one wanted to talk about it, so I had to be the one to bring the conversation round to what we would do with the old house.
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