come round


came round; come round; coming round; comes round

intransitive verb

: to change direction
: to return to a former condition
especially : come to sense 1
: to accede to a particular opinion or course of action
you'll come round to our side eventually

Examples of come round in a Sentence

the medic waved smelling salts under his nose until he came round she's cool to the idea right now, but sooner or later she'll come round
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Word History

First Known Use

1625, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of come round was in 1625

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Cite this Entry

“Come round.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

come round

: to change direction or opinion
you'll come round to our side soon

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