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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You are going to have to persuade them to see things through a new perceptual lens, to change their beliefs about what is possible.
Now, Ghana wants its descendants to come back, and is trying to persuade them to think of Africa as their homeland--to visit, invest in, send their children to be educated, and even stay for good.
Firms won't set up here and create the jobs we need for Coventry and Warwickshire unless we persuade them to; Brussels won't give us money unless we persuade them of the pressing needs we have.
"Young children are usually quite happy to wear safety helmets while cycling but, as they get fashion-conscious, parents say it becomes difficult to persuade them to put on a helmet."
Nearly half the people questioned by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers said that nothing could persuade them to resume lessons.
But 46 per cent of the over-16s questioned in the West Midlands, and 48 per cent nationally said nothing would actually persuade them to return to studying.