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  • v  win approval or support for
  • v  cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm
    You can't persuade me to buy this ugly vase!

  • And there is one last reason for Bush to cherish Neuhaus, who has worked tirelessly to persuade conservative Catholics and Evangelicals to make common cause.
  • But is it fine to persuade patients, so you can squeeze more money from them? Is it fine to scare patients into tests and iffy treatments, to persuade people who aren't sick .
  • Eileen Claussen, then a senior Clinton Administration official who helped negotiate the accord, recalls Merkel working through the night to persuade her counterparts from .
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  • Judge won’t allow teens’ records at ex-cop’s trial
    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A former Little Rock police officer charged with manslaughter failed to persuade a judge Tuesday to allow evidence about the criminal records of the three teenagers in a car he fired at when answering a burglary call last year.
    June 12, 2013 - The Russellville Courier
  • Canadian, nicknamed 'Black Widow,' pleads guilty
    SYDNEY, Nova Scotia (AP) — A Canadian woman nicknamed the "Black Widow" for her ability to persuade grieving widowers to marry her pleaded guilty on Monday to drugging a man she married days earlier.
    June 10, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News
  • Oregon passes bill on vaccination education
    A bill that is intended to persuade more Oregon parents to take their kids to doctors for shots and get over their mistrust of conventional medicine has taken a big step in the Legislature with passage by the state Senate.
    June 10, 2013 - Fox News

  • President Bush in Independent
    In his remarks, Mr Bush said: "Some seem to believe that we should negotiate with the terrorists and radicals, as if some ingenious argument will persuade them they have been wrong all along."
  • Sergey Lavrov in USA Today
    One can forget about any talk about Georgia's territorial integrity because, I believe, it is impossible to persuade South Ossetia and Abkhazia to agree with the logic that they can be forced back into the Georgian state,Russian Foreign...
  • John McCain in Adelaidenow
    When we believe that international action is necessary, whether military, economic or diplomatic, we will try to persuade our friends that we are right. But we, in return, must also be willing to be persuaded by them,Senator McCain wrote.

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