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
Russinovich persuaded the chipmaker to speed that up, said Rick Echevarria, an Intel vice president and general manager of the platform security division.
With prices stuck far lower than that, Saudi Arabia finally persuaded OPEC to cut output last November.
Maria Nichols persuaded Theodore Thomas, the most celebrated American conductor of his day, to be musical director.
Ivory then persuaded the owners to give up 140 square feet of the garage, plus 20 square feet of the back vestibule and turn them into the new powder room and a mudroom.
In 2009, former President Barack Obama persuaded Congress to approve one-time payments of $250 to Social Security recipients as part an economic stimulus package.
After another round of pleading, Genevieve persuaded chef Tom Cunanan to finally give us the recipe.
But even while Ralph is gleefully attempting to persuade Alice to move to a palatial Park Avenue apartment, the duo’s future in the business is called into question by the fact that Ralph doesn’t actually possess any talent.
The goal is to persuade the public to look at these landmarks with new eyes, almost viewing them as animate characters with feelings and backstories instead of just objects to walk past.
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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
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