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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