reason with

phrasal verb
reasoned with; reasoning with; reasons with

Definition of reason with

: to talk with (someone) in a sensible way in order to try to change that person's thoughts or behavior They tried to reason with him, but he wouldn't listen.

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“Reason with.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reason%20with. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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