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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. convencer
I tried to persuade him to go to the movies, but he refused.Intenté convencerlo para ir al cine, pero se negó.
b. persuadir
I always persuade the kids to clean their room by offering them ice cream.Siempre persuado a los niños de que limpien su cuarto ofreciéndoles un helado.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. persuadir
to persuade somebody to do somethingpersuadir a alguien para que haga algo
to persuade somebody not to do somethingdisuadir a alguien de que haga algo
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persuade [pəˈsweɪd]
transitive verb
convencer; persuadir (formal)
it does not take much to persuade him
they would not be persuaded no había quien los convenciera or persuadiera; she is easily persuaded se deja convencer or persuadir fácilmente; she didn't need any persuading no hizo falta insistirle; no hizo falta que la persuadieran or convencieran
maybe she will succeed in persuading him I have to admit that I took some persuading Carla allowed herself to be persuaded I'd hoped to persuade her, but I didn't succeed she wasn't persuaded by his logic
he is not persuaded of the need for electoral reform la necesidad de una reforma electoral no lo convence
few of them are persuaded of the benefits of the village shop to persuade sb [of] the truth of a theory the majority had been persuaded of the truth of these arguments persuading people of the need for enforced environmental protection may be difficult Derek persuaded me of the feasibility of the idea the British were quickly persuaded of the merits of German unity he may have a hard time persuading them of the virtues of the Geneva peace plan
to persuade sb that convencer a algn de que
I am persuaded that ... estoy convencido de que ...
I remain persuaded that the decisions we made last year were broadly right I'm still not persuaded that he believes this stuff Eleanor was not persuaded; it seemed to her that she had heard it all before I've persuaded Mrs Tennant that it's time she retired we had managed to persuade them that it was worth working with us we worked hard to persuade them that we were genuinely interested in the project they persuaded him that it was his duty to take the post to persuade o.s. [that]...
he tried to persuade himself that it did not matter intentó convencerse de que no tenía importancia
I had persuaded myself that I could continue indefinitely like this I did not very much want to live longer and be middle-aged, or so I persuaded myself
to persuade sb to do sth convencer a algn de que or para que haga algo; persuadir a algn para que haga algo
my husband persuaded me to come nothing would persuade me to do it we had difficulty (in) persuading him to come back he might be persuaded to sell for less I don't suppose she could be persuaded to go back in? they were eventually persuaded by the police to give themselves up the Conservative Party's victory in April's general election persuaded him to run for President again it was the lack of privacy that eventually persuaded us to move after Ben was born to persuade sb [not] to do sth we tried to persuade him not to come with us
I wanted to help but they persuaded me not to quise ayudar pero me convencieron de que or para que no lo hiciera; quise ayudar pero me persuadieron para que no lo hiciera
I tried to persuade her not to come to the funeral to persuade sb [into] do[ing] sth friends persuaded us into spending the summer with them he could be persuaded into anything the purchase I was persuaded into, against my better judgement he persuaded Natwick back into the business by making him tutor in residence
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