per·suade /pəˈsweɪd $ pər-/ ●●● S3 W2 verb [transitiveT] 1 PERSUADEto make someone decide to do something, especially by giving them reasons why they should do it, or asking them many times to do it 说服，劝服 persuade somebody to do something I finally managed to persuade her to go out for a drink with me.
persuade somebody into doing something Don’t let yourself be persuaded into buying things you don’t want.
try/manage/fail to persuade somebody I’m trying to persuade your dad to buy some shares.
attempt/effort to persuade somebody Leo wouldn’t agree, despite our efforts to persuade him.
little/a lot of/no persuading He took a lot of persuading to come out of retirement (=it was hard to persuade him).
He was fairly easily persuaded.
2 PERSUADEto make someone believe something or feel sure about something 使相信，使信服 SYN convince I am not persuaded by these arguments.
persuade somebody (that) She’ll only take me back if I can persuade her that I’ve changed.
persuade somebody of something McFadden must persuade the jury of her innocence.
THESAURUS persuade to make someone decide to do something, especially by giving them reasons why they should do it, or asking them many times to do it 劝说,说服 I persuaded her to change her mind.
Do you think you can persuade him to lend us the money?
talk somebody into (doing) something to persuade someone to do something, especially something they do not really want to do 说服某人做某事〔尤指不愿意做的事〕 Why did I let you talk me into this?
He finally talked her into going on a date with him.
get somebody to do something to make someone do something by persuading or asking them 劝说[要求]某人做某事 If we can’t get a taxi I’ll get Joe to pick us up.
I know how to get you to kiss me.
convince to persuade someone that they should do something, because it is the best or the right thing to do. Some British speakers think this use is incorrect, and prefer to use persuade 说服,劝说〔部分英国人认为这种用法不正确,他们倾向于用persuade〕 It would be difficult to convince him to move.
encourage to try to persuade someone to do something, especially because you think it will be good for them 鼓励,激励 Children should be encouraged to read all kinds of books.
influence to have an effect on what someone decides to do 影响,对…起作用 What influences you to buy clothes?
coax to persuade someone to do something by talking gently and kindly 哄,劝诱 I tried to coax him to eat a little.
cajole /kəˈdʒəʊl $ -ˈdʒoʊl/ to persuade someone to do something by praising them or making promises to them 劝诱,哄骗 He hoped to cajole her into selling her house.
put somebody up to something to persuade or encourage someone to do something wrong or stupid 鼓动某人做某事〔指错事或傻事〕 Who put you up to this?
dissuade formal to persuade someone not to do something 劝阻 How do you dissuade young people from experimenting with drugs?
persuade somebody to do something• I tried to persuade Freddie to see her.
persuade somebody (that)• She'll only take me back if I can persuade her that I've changed.