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
In the meantime, Flynn persuaded the conservative Bradley Foundation to hire one of his mentors to evaluate the department's actions in the wake of the shooting.
Scott de Marchi, who teaches political science at Duke University, says his research suggests approval ratings tend to affect whether a president can persuade Congress to do his or her bidding.
Around the end of November, Ajit persuaded Trae to go to New York with him for an important work trip.
Two fans would then attempt to persuade him to give them the ball.
Councilman Kevin Coyne and Mayor Steve Chirico supported Krummen's proposal, but were unsuccessful in persuading the rest of the council.
A commander sometimes could be persuaded to change sides—or maybe to at least sit this one out if the attackers made their threats fearful enough or bribes big enough.
Wahooz is reaching out to other businesses and organizations to join the Save Idaho Summers Coalition and help persuade the district to leave the schedule alone.
After another round of pleading, Genevieve persuaded chef Tom Cunanan to finally give us the recipe.
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Synonymsargue, bring, bring around, convert, convince, gain, get, induce, move, prevail (on or upon), satisfy, talk (into), win (over)
Related Wordsblandish, blarney, cajole, coax, entreat, exhort, fast-talk, urge, wheedle; allure, beguile, lead on, lure, seduce, snow, tempt; brainwash, overpersuade; incline, influence, move, prompt, sell, sway; attract, draw, entice, interest; chew over, converse, debate, discuss, dispute, hash (over), moot; reason (with)
Near Antonymsdeter, discourage, dissuade, unsell
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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