Meaning of “bring sb around” in the English Dictionary

"bring sb around" in British English

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bring sb around

UK also bring sb round
phrasal verb with bring uk /brɪŋ/ us /brɪŋ/ verb [ T ] brought, brought


to make someone become conscious again after being unconscious:

I gave him a sniff of smelling salts to bring him around.


to persuade someone to have the same opinion as you have:

At first they refused but I managed to bring them around (to my way of thinking).

(Definition of “bring sb around” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)