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Definition 1: cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm - [verb of communication]

Samples where persuade or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • You can't persuade me to buy this ugly vase!

(persuade is a kind of ...) cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner

"The ads induced me to buy a VCR" "My children finally got me to buy a computer" "My wife made me buy a new sofa"

(... is a kind of persuade ) pressure or urge someone into an action

(... is a kind of persuade ) try presumptuously

"St. Anthony was tempted in the desert"

(... is a kind of persuade ) persuade to come away from something attractive or interesting

"He dragged me away from the television set"

(... is a kind of persuade ) use persuasion successfully

"He prevailed upon her to visit his parents"

(... is a kind of persuade ) induce into action by using one's charm

"She charmed him into giving her all his money"

(... is a kind of persuade ) assure somebody of the truth of something with the intention of giving the listener confidence

"I assured him that traveling to Cambodia was safe"

(... is a kind of persuade ) persuade completely, often through coercion

"The propaganda brainwashed many people"

(... is a kind of persuade ) make (someone) agree, understand, or realize the truth or validity of something

"He had finally convinced several customers of the advantages of his product"

(... is a kind of persuade ) influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering

"He palavered her into going along"

(... is a kind of persuade ) draw in as if with a rope; lure

"The agent had roped in several customers"

(... is a kind of persuade ) persuade somebody to do something

(... is a kind of persuade ) talk to someone with the aim of persuading him

(... is a kind of persuade ) persuade somebody to accept something

"The French try to sell us their image as great lovers"

(... is a kind of persuade ) persuade through constant efforts

(... is a kind of persuade ) cause to adopt an opinion or course of action

"His urgent letter finally brought me around to give money to the school"

(... is a kind of persuade ) induce to have sex

"Harry finally seduced Sally" "Did you score last night?" "Harry made Sally"

Samples where persuade or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Carry all before one
  • His speech did not sway the voters

Synonyms for persuade in the sense of this definition

(persuade is a kind of ...) have and exert influence or effect

"The artist's work influenced the young painter" "She worked on her friends to support the political candidate"

(persuade has a similar meaning as ...) win in an election

"The senator carried his home state"

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