talk around

phrasal verb

talked around; talking around; talks around
: to avoid talking about (a particular subject) especially because it is difficult, unpleasant, or embarrassing
They've been talking around the real issue rather than addressing it directly.
: to cause (someone) to accept and support something (such as an idea) after opposing it
She says she doesn't agree with it, but we'll talk her around eventually.
often + to
We can talk her around to our way of thinking.

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“Talk around.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Mar. 2023.

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