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English verb: bring around

1. bring around (communication) cause to adopt an opinion or course of action

SamplesHis urgent letter finally brought me around to give money to the school.

Synonymsbring round

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)persuade

2. bring around (body) provide a cure for, make healthy again

SamplesThe treatment cured the boy's acne.
The quack pretended to heal patients but never managed to.

Synonymscure, heal

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)aid, help

Narrower (hyponym)recuperate

Entailcare for, treat

Domain categorymedicine, practice of medicine

3. bring around (body) return to consciousness

SamplesThese pictures bring back sad memories.

Synonymsbring back, bring round, bring to

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)arouse, awaken, rouse, wake, wake up, waken

Narrower (hyponym)resuscitate, revive

Antonymsanaesthetise, anaesthetize, anesthetise, anesthetize, put under, put out

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