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 Republicans and independent voters were most likely to be persuaded of climate science when given correct information by a Republican politician.
One died in office, four served complete 10-year terms, one (Robert Mueller) was persuaded to stay on for a couple of additional years after the expiration of his term, and two were fired mid-term.
Cambridge Analytica was targeting people who readily consumed this sort of dubious far-right media, people who its model showed were also sympathetic to Trump or who might be persuaded not to vote at all.
The argument didn't persuade the judge, who tossed out the case.
But a one-off missile strike, or even two strikes, won’t persuade Putin to stop backing Assad.
The original plan was to cover it back up, but after reports in the New York Times raised awareness, the building owner was persuaded to restore the murals.
Also don't discount how the Saints weren't persuaded to unload a veteran player or players still under contract because of sagging play, salary cap reasons or both.
Arthur Pita wanted to borrow scores by Björk for his ballet, but the Icelandic composer and pop diva was not easily persuaded.
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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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