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.
See also: persuade, to
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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.
See also: persuade, to
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Throughout Camoes's poem, the wicked endeavor to move others to division and hatred, while the latter persuade to virtue, to wholeness, to love (a dichotomy that is copiously dramatized by Shakespeare, for example, in Othello and Much Ado about Nothing).
Liking involves getting the person we wish to persuade to be drawn to us in some personal way.