talk out of

phrasal verb
talked out of; talking out of; talks out of

Definition of talk out of

: to prevent (someone) from doing (something) by talking about the good reasons for not doing it : to persuade or convince (someone) not to do (something) He talked her out of quitting school.

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“Talk out of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/talk%20out%20of. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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