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persuade

verb [T]
 
 
/pəˈsweɪd/ US  /pɚ-/
to make someone do or believe something by giving them a good reason to do it or by talking to them and making them believe it
勸服;說服
If she doesn't want to go, nothing you can say will persuade her.
如果她不想去,你是說甚麼也勸不動她的。
[+ (that)] It's no use trying to persuade him (that) you're innocent.
試圖讓他相信你的無辜是徒勞的。
[+ to infinitive] He is trying to persuade local and foreign businesses to invest in the project.
他正在努力說服國內外商人投資該專案計劃。
Using a bunch of bananas, the zoo-keeper persuaded the monkey back into its cage.
動物園管理員用一串香蕉誘使猴子回到籠子裡。
formal The first priority is to persuade the management of the urgency of this matter.
當務之急是要讓管理階層瞭解到事情的緊迫性。
Her legal advisers persuaded her into/out of mentioning (= to mention/not to mention) the names of the people involved in the robbery.
她的法律顧問勸她說出/不要說出涉入搶劫的人的名字。
Urging and persuadingCausing somebody to act
(Definition of persuade from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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