Examples of persuade in a Sentence
He persuaded his friend to go back to school.
She couldn't be persuaded to go.
He would not let himself be persuaded into buying the more expensive stereo.
I am not easily persuaded.
They persuaded us that we were wrong.
He persuaded himself that he had made the right choice.
Recent Examples of persuade from the Web
But when their resolution went before the supervisors’ Land Use and Transportation Committee Monday, Chairwoman Katy Tang, a moderate, persuaded Peskin to soften his stance.
In the days preceding the vote, Haley made little effort to cajole, threaten, or persuade her Security Council diplomats to vote against the Jerusalem resolution.
Focusing on the penalty phase would allow the defense team, led by assistant public defender Melisa McNeil, to concentrate on arguments that will persuade a jury that Cruz does not deserve to be put to death.
Oh, and Rusk’s brother Mitch (Sharlto Copley), a former CIA assassin who’s had a change of heart and is working for a Haitian NGO but might be persuaded to pick up his old line of work.
The want to help those who felt misunderstood persuaded Barnes to attend the organization's Mental Health First Aid training.
Salman’s lawyers hope the evidence will persuade U.S. District Judge Paul Byron to bar prosecutors from telling jurors during the trial that Mateen targeted the LGBTQ community.
While Geena Davis, Greta Gerwig, Ava Duvernay, and Lee Daniels offered some inspiration, Kumail Nanjani had the bit of advice that will persuade most Hollywood suits.
But new witnesses came forward to testify about other suspects and persuaded a Wayne County Circuit judge that the brothers were wrongly convicted.
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PERSUADE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of persuade for English Language Learners
: to cause (someone) to do something by asking, arguing, or giving reasons
: to cause (someone) to believe something
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