Meaning of “reverse psychology” in the English Dictionary

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"reverse psychology" in British English

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reverse psychologynoun [ U ]

uk /rɪˌvɜːs saɪˈkɒl.ə.dʒi/ us /rɪˌvɝːs saɪˈkɑː.lə.dʒi/

a method of trying to make someone do what you want by asking them to do the opposite and expecting them to disagree with you

(Definition of “reverse psychology” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)