To me it seems like come around mean come anywhere near to me in any direction, that is behind me, right in front of me, sideways etc. On the other hand, come here seems to imply to come at a specific spot near me.

So, what is the actual difference between come around and come here?

  • There's no need to guess, you can just look it up: idioms.thefreedictionary.com/come+around
    – user3395
    May 22, 2018 at 11:36
  • @userr2684291 I checked it, but it explains other meanings. I have noticed people using it in place of come here, like when someone needs me he says come around, it's not like I visit their place to meet them.
    – user31782
    May 22, 2018 at 12:00
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    Come here is as you say. Come around is most often followed by phrases such as: to my place, to our house, to the club, to the hall etc May 22, 2018 at 12:47
  • You should add some example phrases to your question, and how the meaning in each is not clear.
    – user3169
    May 23, 2018 at 1:28
  • "Come here" and "Come around",, have been covered as far as may be without the OP providing additional information. The definition that the OP gives for "Come around" would appear to me to a possible definition for "Gather round".
    – James
    Jun 7, 2018 at 22:48

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The reason this is not easy to answer is that 'come around' is used in many different ways and can mean many different things, as you've discovered in the dictionary.

You're correct that 'come here' is more specific than 'come around', and if you want to know the meaning of 'come around' then trust what you find in a reputable dictionary. You've answered your own question.

BTW - my first thought was the meaning you rejected in your comment. 'Come around' often means to come for a visit.

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