talk someone into (doing) something


talk someone into (doing) something
talk someone into/out of/(doing) something phrase
to persuade someone to do something or not to do something

I talked her into going to London with me.

His father talked him out of moving out.

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

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • sweet-talk (someone) into (doing something) — to persuade someone to do something by saying nice things to them. Don t let him sweet talk you into staying the night …   New idioms dictionary

  • talk someone out of (doing) something — talk someone into/out of/(doing) something phrase to persuade someone to do something or not to do something I talked her into going to London with me. His father talked him out of moving out. Thesaurus: to encourage someone to do or to not do… …   Useful english dictionary

  • into — [[t]ɪntuː[/t]] ♦ (Pronounced [[t]ɪntuː[/t]] or [[t]ɪ̱ntuː[/t]], particularly before pronouns and for meaning 14.) 1) PREP If you put one thing into another, you put the first thing inside the second. Combine the remaining ingredients and put them …   English dictionary

  • talk — [tôk] vi. [ME talken (akin to Fris, to chatter), prob. freq. based on OE talian, to reckon, akin to talu,TALE] 1. a) to put ideas into, or exchange ideas by, spoken words; speak; converse b) to express something in words; make a statement (of, on …   English World dictionary

  • talk — talk1 W1S1 [to:k US to:k] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(conversation)¦ 2¦(serious subject)¦ 3¦(say words)¦ 4¦(a speech)¦ 5¦(secret information)¦ 6 talk sense/rubbish/nonsense etc 7 talk (some) sense into somebody 8 talk to yourself 9 know what you are talking… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • talk — 1 verb 1 CONVERSATION (I) to say things to someone, especially in a conversation: talk to: Who was that you were talking to at the party? | talk with: Bob was talking with a pretty woman from the fire department. | talk about/of: We were talking… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • talk — talk1 [ tɔk ] verb *** ▸ 1 communicate ▸ 2 discuss ▸ 3 give lecture ▸ 4 give secret information ▸ 5 achieve something by talking ▸ 6 send information ▸ 7 have power to persuade ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) intransitive to use words to communicate: Can their… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • talk */*/*/ — I UK [tɔːk] / US [tɔk] verb Word forms talk : present tense I/you/we/they talk he/she/it talks present participle talking past tense talked past participle talked Other ways of saying talk: chat to talk informally in a friendly way: We sat… …   English dictionary

  • talk out of — verb persuade someone not to do something • Ant: ↑talk into • Hypernyms: ↑dissuade, ↑deter • Verb Frames: Somebody s somebody into V ing something * * * talk out of [phrasal verb] 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • talk into — verb persuade somebody to do something (Freq. 7) • Ant: ↑talk out of • Hypernyms: ↑persuade • Verb Frames: Somebody s somebody into V ing something * * * talk into ● …   Useful english dictionary


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