persuade (one) to (do something)

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persuade (one) to (do something)

To convince, cajole, or coerce one into doing something. One time, when we were kids, my older brother persuaded me to lick dog feces because he said it would make me more manly. Go and have fun, but don't let anyone persuade you to do anything that you're not comfortable with.
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persuade someone to do something

to convince someone to do something. Are you sure I can't persuade you to have another piece of cake? Richard was easily persuaded to have another piece of his favorite cake.
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He made no reply, and was beginning to talk of something else; but she eagerly continued, "Why do not you persuade him to go away?
DJ's honesty is justified when Linda confesses to taking APD's money, and despite Dai's protests, Diane tries to persuade him to let Linda stay.
Following Rhys' run-in with Meical, Erin and Wil try to persuade him to take matters further and Sian tells him he needs to make an official complaint.
They will present him with a detailed plan on transfers, the academy and direction of the club when they begin talks at the end of the season and hope it will persuade him to commit himself.
"I never had doubts that, if we could persuade him to come back, we would have a good player on our hands."
They told her to seek out the dauphin, as Charles VII was referred to, and to persuade him to let her lead his armies against the English at Orleans, where she would be victorious.
[20] However, as this paper shows, the poet employs this theme as a kind of leitmotiv, in order to move the monarch in other, more humanistic directions, with the help, of course, of the arts of rhetoric and allegory -- the first to help persuade him to adopt the poem and assent to the values it affirms, and the second to imbue it with a veil enigmatic and ambiguous enough to insure it some chance of survival at court.
There might be some situation that Roth would find friendly enough, if not enticing, to persuade him to undertake a journey.
Carter and I tried to meet with him to persuade him to accept the results and offer a face-saving "exit," but he refused to see us.
We'll have to endeavour to do the best we can to persuade him to stay."
The French defender has so far rejected the club's efforts to persuade him to stay beyond the end of his current contract, which expires in June.
Horton said: "I tried to persuade him to stay, but he chose to leave." QPR had keeper Simon Royce sent off.
And Wright, who had intended to retire at the end of the current campaign, admits Burnley boss Stan Ternent could persuade him to change his mind.
Gregory said: "We are due to sit down later this week, and my fingers are firmly crossed that we will be able to persuade him to sign."
He is out of contract in a year's time and has so far resisted all Liverpool's attempts to persuade him to sign a new one.