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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A Street insider said: "Fred has been pursuing Maureen for months and finally persuades her to become his wife.
Two salient indicators alleged for such revision are (1) the Duke's short "O place and greatness" soliloquy in IV.1, said to be "far too short for it to be plausible that Isabella meanwhile explains her predicament to Mariana and persuades her to act as her substitute"; and (2) a "duplication" in I.2 where "the news of Claudio's imprisonment is given twice: first with Mistress Overdone as announcer, and then with Pompey advising a now ignorant Overdone" (Companion, 468).