Meaning of “talk down someone” in the English Dictionary

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talk down someone

phrasal verb with talk us /tɔk/ verb [ I/T ]

to persuade someone that he or she is wrong or should not act:

Just as soon as the President voiced his dissent, his advisors talked him down.

(Definition of “talk down someone” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)