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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References in classic literature ?
When we left I walked away with Miss Waterford, and the fine day and her new hat persuaded us to saunter through the Park.
"That I cannot tell you either," said the servant, "for I have not seen her face all the way: I have indeed heard her sigh many times and utter such groans that she seems to be giving up the ghost every time; but it is no wonder if we do not know more than we have told you, as my comrade and I have only been in their company two days, for having met us on the road they begged and persuaded us to accompany them to Andalusia, promising to pay us well."
The lure of canal, river, rolling hills and reservoirs in a pretty rural village is what persuaded us to move back.
This was irresponsible on the part of the Brexiteers who persuaded us to vote for their proposal on the basis there was no downside.
Who first persuaded us to think cereal and milk was grrreeat?
Later on in the evening the staff did Greek dancing and they managed to bring some of our party into the spirit of things and persuaded us to dance with them.
"Saipa's successful presence in the Sudanese market in the past persuaded us to build a factory to produce our cars there," he said.
"Saipa's successful presence in the Sudanese market in the past persuaded us to build a factory to produce our cars there," said CEO of Saipa Nematollah Poustindouz, "Our plan is to sell cars in Sudan and eventually launch our products in its nine neighboring countries," he added.
My uncle had told my cousin and me much about Shaw's Man and Superman and had even persuaded us to act out the parts.
Duncan Jubb of AdviserPlus said: "The outstanding quality of design and construction of this development persuaded us to make the move to Riverside Park."
The rest of us saw the traditional defence of someone trying to escape from his accusers by throwing unproved allegations against a third party rather than proving that his fingerprints were not on the presentation which persuaded us to accept the war.
However, negotiations with them have persuaded us to pay part of the additional income already,'' the agency said.
"He usually needs a gap between his races but Ollie persuaded us to go.
Dad Jerry said: "She persuaded us to get her a puppy so that when she got down she would just cuddle it and not worry us too much."