persuade(redirected from persuading)
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These verbs mean to succeed in causing a person to do or consent to something. Persuade means to win someone over, as by reasoning or force of personality: Nothing could persuade her to change her mind. To induce is to lead, as to a course of action, by means of influence or persuasion: "Pray what could induce him to commit so rash an action?" (Oliver Goldsmith).
One prevails on somebody who resists: "He had prevailed upon the king to spare them" (Daniel Defoe).
To convince is to persuade by the use of argument or evidence: The salesman convinced me that the car was worth the price.
v.t. -suad•ed, -suad•ing.
If you convince someone of something, you make them believe it is true.
Some speakers use convince with a to-infinitive to say that one person makes another person decide to do something, by giving them a good reason for doing it.
Using 'convince' in this way is generally regarded as incorrect. Instead you should use persuade.
Past participle: persuaded
|Verb||1.||persuade - win approval or support for; "Carry all before one"; "His speech did not sway the voters"|
carry - win in an election; "The senator carried his home state"
|2.||persuade - cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm; "You can't persuade me to buy this ugly vase!"|
hustle - pressure or urge someone into an action
bring around, bring round - cause to adopt an opinion or course of action; "His urgent letter finally brought me around to give money to the school"
badger - persuade through constant efforts
sell - persuade somebody to accept something; "The French try to sell us their image as great lovers"
chat up - talk to someone with the aim of persuading him
talk into - persuade somebody to do something
rope in - draw in as if with a rope; lure; "The agent had roped in several customers"
blarney, cajole, coax, inveigle, sweet-talk, wheedle, palaver - influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering; "He palavered her into going along"
convince, win over, convert - make (someone) agree, understand, or realize the truth or validity of something; "He had finally convinced several customers of the advantages of his product"
brainwash - persuade completely, often through coercion; "The propaganda brainwashed many people"
cause, induce, stimulate, make, get, have - cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner; "The ads induced me to buy a VCR"; "My children finally got me to buy a computer"; "My wife made me buy a new sofa"
assure - assure somebody of the truth of something with the intention of giving the listener confidence; "I assured him that traveling to Cambodia was safe"
influence, tempt, charm - induce into action by using one's charm; "She charmed him into giving her all his money"
prevail - use persuasion successfully; "He prevailed upon her to visit his parents"
drag - persuade to come away from something attractive or interesting; "He dragged me away from the television set"
tempt - try presumptuously; "St. Anthony was tempted in the desert"
seduce, score, make - induce to have sex; "Harry finally seduced Sally"; "Did you score last night?"; "Harry made Sally"
talk (someone) into forbid, discourage, prohibit, deter, dissuade
persuade[pəˈsweɪd] VT → convencer, persuadir (frm)
they would not be persuaded → no había quien los convenciera or persuadiera
she is easily persuaded → se deja convencer or persuadir fácilmente
she didn't need any persuading → no hizo falta insistirle, no hizo falta que la persuadieran or convencieran
he is not persuaded of the need for electoral reform → la necesidad de una reforma electoral no lo convence
to persuade sb that → convencer a algn de que
I am persuaded that → estoy convencido de que ...
he tried to persuade himself that it did not matter → intentó convencerse de que no tenía importancia
to persuade sb to do sth → convencer a algn de que or para que haga algo, persuadir a algn para que haga algo
I wanted to help but they persuaded me not to → quise ayudar pero me convencieron de que or para que no lo hiciera, quise ayudar pero me persuadieron para que no lo hiciera
She persuaded me to go with her → Elle m'a persuadé de l'accompagner.
to be persuaded by sb to do sth → être persuadé par qn de faire qch
She was persuaded by a group of friends to get up on stage → Un groupe d'amis l'a persuadée de monter sur scène., Elle a été persuadée de monter sur scène par un groupe d'amis.
They were eventually persuaded by the police to give themselves up → La police a fini par les persuader de se rendre.
persuade[pəˈsweɪd] vt → persuadere
to persuade sb of sth/that → persuadere qn di qc/che
to persuade sb to do sth → persuadere qn a fare qc
but they persuaded me not to → ma mi hanno persuaso a non farlo
she is easily persuaded → si lascia facilmente persuadere or convincere
I am persuaded that ... (frm) → sono persuaso or convinto che... + sub