How to use
persuadere, from suadere
to make someone decide to do something, especially by giving them reasons why they should do it, or asking them many times to do it
persuade somebody to do something
I finally managed to persuade her to go out for a drink with me.
persuade somebody into doing something
Don't let yourself be persuaded into buying things you don't want.
try/manage/fail to persuade somebody
I'm trying to persuade your dad to buy some shares.
attempt/effort to persuade somebody
Leo wouldn't agree, despite our efforts to persuade him.
little/a lot of/no persuading
He took a lot of persuading to come out of retirement
it was hard to persuade him
He was fairly
to make someone believe something or feel sure about something
I am not persuaded by these arguments.
persuade somebody (that)
She'll only take me back if I can persuade her that I've changed.
persuade somebody of something
McFadden must persuade the jury of her innocence.
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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