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reason with sb

phrasal verb with reason uk   us   /ˈriː.zən/ verb [T]
to ​try to ​persuade someone to ​act in a ​wise way or to ​changetheirbehaviour or a ​decision, by ​explaining why it is a good ​idea: [+ to infinitive] The ​policereasoned with the hijackers to at least ​let the ​children go ​free.
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