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reason with sb

phrasal verb with reason uk /ˈriː.zən/ us /ˈriː.zən/ verb [ T ]

to try to persuade someone to act in a wise way or to change their behaviour or a decision, by explaining why it is a good idea:

[ + to infinitive ] The police reasoned with the hijackers to at least let the children go free.

(Definition of “reason with sb” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)