talk someone out of (doing) something


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 somethingsynonym
Main entry: talk

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • 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… …   Useful english dictionary

  • talk out of — 1) PHRASAL VERB If you talk someone out of doing something they want or intend to do, you persuade them not to do it. [V n P P ing/n] My mother tried to talk me out of getting a divorce... [V n P P ing/n] People tried to talk him out of it, but… …   English 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 — talkable, adj. talkability, n. talker, n. /tawk/, v.i. 1. to communicate or exchange ideas, information, etc., by speaking: to talk about poetry. 2. to consult or confer: Talk with your adviser. 3. to spread a rumor or tell a confidence; gossip.… …   Universalium

  • talk into — {v.} 1. To get (someone) to agree to; make (someone) decide on (doing something) by talking; persuade to. Used with a verbal noun. * /Bob talked us into walking home with him./ Compare: TALK OVER(2). Contrast TALK OUT OF. 2. To cause to be in or… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • talk into — {v.} 1. To get (someone) to agree to; make (someone) decide on (doing something) by talking; persuade to. Used with a verbal noun. * /Bob talked us into walking home with him./ Compare: TALK OVER(2). Contrast TALK OUT OF. 2. To cause to be in or… …   Dictionary of American idioms


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