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1Restore someone to consciousness.‘she administered artificial respiration and brought him round’
wake up, return to consciousness, rouse, arouse, bring toView synonyms
- ‘The flash of the camera brought me round from my trance.’
- ‘He managed to bring her round by talking to her and holding her but she couldn't move.’
- ‘He died, we couldn't bring him round, the lifeguards shocked him and everything.’
- ‘He opened his eyes blearily before she slapped him to bring him round.’
- ‘He spent six days in a coma at a specialist unit before doctors brought him round.’
- ‘She had brought him round and helped him home.’
2Persuade someone to agree to something.‘she's not keen, but I think I can bring her round’
persuade, convince, talk round, win over, sway, influence, coax, enticeView synonyms
- ‘He had to use all of his influence to bring his colleague round to recommend a Yes vote.’
- ‘They hope that I may be able to bring you round to their side.’
- ‘‘I think he's the fellow to bring them round,’ he said.’
- ‘I hope I can bring him round to realizing that we aren't necessarily evil.’
- ‘His ‘sympathetic’ yet bumbling persona brings us round to his point of view.’
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