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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The Chec Furt, who had been the occasion of all this, coming to us afterwards, blamed us exceedingly for having offered so little, and being told by us that the present was picked out by himself, that we had nothing better to give, and that what we had left would scarce defray the expenses of our journey, he pressed us at least to add something, but could prevail no farther than to persuade us to repeat our former offer, which the King was now pleased to accept, though with no kinder countenance than before.
The incommunicable trees begin to persuade us to live with them, and quit our life of solemn trifles.
We come to our own, and make friends with matter, which the ambitious chatter of the schools would persuade us to despise.
Any person like GPs trying to persuade their patients to live healthier lifestyles or politicians trying to persuade us to vote for them should always speak with great gusto.
How To Retire At 40 (Channel 4, Monday) wasn't really full of jaw-dropping revelations powerful enough to persuade us to jack our jobs in immediately, but there were some interesting stories.
It takes a lot to persuade us to add on any extras at the salon but Redken's new Heatcure damage repair treatment, from PS20, does astonishing things for shredded hair.
t takes a lot to persuade us to add on any extras at the salon, but Redken's new Heatcure damage repair treatment, from PS20, does genuinely astonishing things for shredded hair.
"As long as there is at least one MP supporting us, my candidacy will prevail and nobody can persuade us to withdraw," said Frangieh.
Hence the concentration on Johnny Foreigner to persuade us to leave the EU.
He's standing on pro-EU platforms, trying to persuade us to submerge ourselves further into the clutches of the anti-democratic EU.
Nutritionist Christine Knight believes constant jibes about the bad Scottish diet help persuade us to eat unhealthy food.
Danny Alexander likened the Scottish Government to a "gambler trying to persuade us to bet the house on a six-horse accumulator" after it published a report which claimed Scotland could be PS5bn a year better o 15 years after independence.
So if we report on a company taking on more staff, winning an award, landing a big contract or anything else that might persuade us to let out a cheer, we will jot down a quick note on @2020gazette.
Manchester United would have to shell out close to 50 million pounds for all three, but Dortmund's Managing Director Hans-Joachim Watzke defied the claims by saying, "We expect Kagawa to go, but no amount of money will persuade us to sell the others." ( ANI )