see sense/reason

make (one) see reason

To adopt or accept a rational, sensible course of action or assessment of a situation, especially after persuasion or a realization of error. I finally managed to make him see reason, and he agreed not to sell the family farm just yet. No one will ever make my see reason grandma about her smoking—by her logic, she's already got one foot in the grave, so why should she give up something that she still enjoys?
See also: make, reason, see

make (one) see sense

To adopt or accept a rational, sensible course of action or assessment of a situation, especially after persuasion or a realization of error. I finally managed to make him see sense, and he agreed not to sell the family farm just yet. No one will ever make my grandma see sense about her smoking—by her logic, she's already got one foot in the grave, so why should she give up something that she still enjoys?
See also: make, see, sense

see reason

To adopt or accept a rational, sensible course of action or assessment of a situation, especially after persuasion or a realization of error. I finally managed to make him see reason, and he agreed not to sell the family farm just yet. My grandma is never going to see reason about her smoking—by her logic, she's already got one foot in the grave, so why should she give up something that she still enjoys?
See also: reason, see

see sense

To adopt or accept a rational, sensible course of action or assessment of a situation, especially after persuasion or a realization of error. I finally managed to make him see sense, and he agreed not to sell the family farm just yet. My grandma is never going to see sense about her smoking—by her logic, she's already got one foot in the grave, so why should she give up something that she still enjoys?
See also: see, sense

see reason

Adopt a sensible course of action, let oneself be persuaded, as in At ninety Grandma finally saw reason and gave up driving her car. This expression, which uses reason in the sense of "good sense," was first recorded in Shakespeare's 1 Henry IV (1:2).
See also: reason, see

see reason (or sense)

realize that you have been wrong and adopt a sensible attitude.
See also: reason, see

(make somebody) see ˈsense/ˈreason

(make somebody) begin to act and think more reasonably than before: Ah, you’ve given up smoking! I’m glad you’ve seen sense at last.It’s time somebody made him see reason.
See also: reason, see, sense