talk out of doing

talk (one) out of (something)

1. To coax, convince, or persuade one not to do or take part in something. I've been trying to talk him out of moving to France, but he's dead set on going. Remember the reasons why you're quitting. Don't let them talk you out of it!
2. To convince one to give up or relinquish something, especially in a deceitful or duplicitous manner. I managed to talk her out of the concert tickets. The con artist talked him out of his entire life's savings with the promise of investing it in a surefire money-making scheme.
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talk someone out of doing something

to convince someone not to do something. I tried to talk her out of going, but she insisted. Don't try to talk me out of quitting school. My mind is made up.
See also: of, out, talk
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