talk into

phrasal verb

talked into; talking into; talks into
: to get (someone) to do something by talking about the good reasons for doing it : to convince or persuade (someone) to do something
The salesman talked us into buying the car.

Examples of talk into in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Can Neris inspire himself with an inspirational speech talking into a mirror? Paul Sullivan, Chicago Tribune, 20 May 2024 Besides, your father doesn’t sound like the sort of person who could be talked into taking responsibility. Kwame Anthony Appiah, New York Times, 17 May 2024 Within a week, the administrator was in Ms. Hammel’s apartment and talking into a mic for a solid hour, which Ms. Hammel made into a kind of novelty song. Louis Lucero Ii, New York Times, 11 Apr. 2024 This was after Legacy G Suite users went through a contentious transition last year, where Google's opening position involved shutting down their accounts if people didn't start paying, but eventually, it was talked into not doing that. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, 2 Feb. 2023 Weaving the subject of talks into discussions concerning long-term military and financial assistance would also underscore an important reality: no amount of aid can ensure Ukraine’s security and prosperity without an end to the war. Samuel Charap, Foreign Affairs, 5 Mar. 2024 When Walter Naegle was first approached over a decade ago by producers who wanted to make a feature about his late partner, the civil rights leader Bayard Rustin, Naegle needed to be talked into it. Julia Jacobs, New York Times, 6 Mar. 2024 The full scene shows Reedus' character talking into a voice recorder of some sort. Dalton Ross, EW.com, 26 June 2023 Participating in events like TEDx Río de la Plata, where Lucho and his brother Joan had to weave talks into a final monologue, stands out among his most significant and rewarding challenges. Javier Hasse, Forbes, 16 Feb. 2024

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“Talk into.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/talk%20into. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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