cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm;
"You can't persuade me to buy this ugly vase!"
win approval or support for;
"Carry all before one"
"His speech did not sway the voters"
how do you persuade someone to go to a museum, an exhibition or a concert, especially in the face of so much competitive entertainment?
will this be enough to persuade congress to cough up?
it is difficult to persuade the superpowers to disarm.
he was able to persuade capital to adopt his plans.
a： can you persuade her into accepting our offer?
i thought long and hard about how to reason with him, how to persuade him to change his mind, but nothing i said made any difference.
but you might persuade them to choose one model instead of another.
numerous attempts to persuade him to write his memoirs came to nought.
we need to persuade other sectors and systems to make equity an explicit policy objective.
we have to switchback and persuade him out of his foolish plans.
therefore either let me go tothe hunt, or persuade me by reason that these things are better for medone as now they are.
all her wiles were to persuade them to buy the goods.
we tried to persuade her to do it but failed.
i did my damnedest to persuade her.
if i prefer one side, i will give facts and data to persuade the other side.
i believe she has some influence with the headmaster -- she might persuade him.
they persuade customers to entrust them with their credit cards—as both amazon and apple have done.
for months he tried to persuade his colleagues of his find, but they refused to accept it.
eisenhower used his muscle to persuade congress to change the law.
i failed in my attempt to persuade her.
i am trying to persuade him to give up the attempt.
you can either persuade others to help you or be persuaded to help them.
we had the devil「s own job to persuade him to take part.
the theory is that this response will persuade people that there is no investigation of the mayor.
but how could you persuade wary bankers to invest in the third world?
i」m not trying to persuade you all to become writers or musicians.
i lurk at the end of the queue and persuade him to go for coffee.
insurance companies try to persuade them to cover themselves against fire.
the animals hated moses because he told tales and did no work, but some of them believed in sugarcandy mountain, and the pigs had to argue very hard to persuade them that there was no such place.
efforts to persuade the remainder to follow suit have continued.
if they do not, then no advice from me or any other will persuade you to overcome cynicism with action.
i was talking to taliban on the phone to try to persuade them to come over, but now with this, how can we promise them that we can offer them security and protection?
get involved in a campaign to educate your peers on how the tobacco industry uses advertising, promotion and sponsorship to persuade you to smoke or use other forms of tobacco.
try to persuade him to come.
he struggled to persuade people who lived alongside crocodilians to see them not as pests, but as friends.
could we not persuade you to let us go?