argue someone out of (doing) something


argue someone out of (doing) something
argue someone into/out of/(doing) something british phrase
to persuade someone to do not to do something

I’ve managed to argue him out of going to the match.

Thesaurus: to encourage someone to do or to not do somethingsynonym
Main entry: argue

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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