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.
See also: persuade
References in classic literature ?
"I am very glad I persuaded him to receive extreme unction tomorrow," she said, sitting in her dressing jacket before her folding looking glass, combing her soft, fragrant hair with a fine comb.
Mansoor Khan has travelled from Dubai to New Delhi after a Special Investigation Team (SIT) persuaded him to come to India and submit before the law, said SIT Chief Ravikanthe Gowda.
Gera spent four years at the Hawthorns before being signed by Hodgson when Fulham boss in 2008 and he persuaded him to rejoin the Baggies this summer.
He persuaded his mother to let him use $7,500 of his savings and cosign on a used Lexus, but his fiancee and a few months of paying the weighty $900 car note persuaded him to begin looking for a home.
Yet the Spanish authorities are so useless they simply set him free after The Mirror persuaded him to return and face justice.
Birmingham City captain Gary Breen has reserved two Lansdowne Road seats for Damien Richardson - the man who persuaded him to turn down West Ham for Gillingham.