English Vietnamese dictionary
- ngoại động từ
- làm cho tin; thuyết phục
- to persuade someone of something: làm cho ai tin cái gì
- to persuade someone to do something (into doing something): thuyết phục ai làm gì
- to be persuaded that: tin chắc rằng
- làm cho tin; thuyết phục
Advanced English dictionary
1 ~ sb (into sth / into doing sth) to make sb do sth by giving them good reasons for doing it: [VN to inf] Try to persuade him to come. + [VN] Please try and persuade her. + She's always easily persuaded. + I allowed myself to be persuaded into entering the competition. + I'm sure he'll come with a bit of persuading.
2 to make sb believe that sth is true
[VN that] It will be difficult to persuade them that there's no other choice. + She had persuaded herself that life was not worth living. + [VN] No one was persuaded by his arguments. + (formal) I am still not fully persuaded of the plan's merits.
persuade / convince
The main meaning of persuade is to make someone agree to do something by giving them good reasons for doing it: I tried to persuade her to see a doctor. The main meaning of convince is to make someone believe that something is true:
He convinced me he was right.
It is quite common, however, for each of these words to be used with both meanings, especially for convince to be used as a synonym for persuade: I persuaded/convinced her to see a doctor. Some speakers of BrE think that this is not correct.
1 urge, induce, prevail upon, influence, exhort, importune, dispose, incline, prompt, sway, press:
The officer persuaded him to surrender.
2 bring round, convince, win over, talk or argue into, convert:
We persuaded her to open the door. He was persuaded to vote Labour.
successfully | almost | eventually, finally | quickly | easily
She was easily persuaded to accompany us.
Dave gently persuaded the fish close enough to be lifted aboard the boat.
The education minister personally persuaded the prime minister to rethink.
He somehow persuaded the studio to let him make the film.
VERB + PERSUADE
attempt to, endeavour to, seek to, try to | hope to | be able/unable to, can/could | manage to
He eventually managed to persuade one of the staff to let him in.
| help (to) | be difficult to | fail to
She was persuaded into buying an expensive dress.
We must persuade the government of the need for change.
an attempt/effort to persuade sb
an unsuccessful attempt to persuade her colleagues
| be reluctantly persuaded
I was reluctantly persuaded to join the committee.
| have difficulty (in) persuading sb
They had difficulty in persuading the two sides to sit down together.
Concise English dictionary
+win approval or support for
+cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm