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Methods used to persuade someone - thesaurus

Synonyms

pressure

noun

attempts to persuade, threaten, or force someone to do something

wiles

noun

ways of persuading or tricking someone so that they do what you want

emotional blackmail

noun

a method of trying to persuade someone to do something by making them feel guilty

pitch

noun

the things that you say to persuade someone to buy something or to support you

pep talk

noun

informal a talk during which someone encourages you to do something better or to work harder

sweetener

noun

informal something that you offer someone in order to persuade them to do something

carrot and stick

a mixture of promises and threats to persuade someone to do something, especially to work harder

bait

noun

something that is offered in order to persuade someone to do something or buy something

blandishments

noun

formal pleasant things you do or say about someone in order to persuade or influence them

bargaining counter

noun

British a bargaining chip

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arm-twisting

noun

informal an attempt to persuade, threaten, or force someone to do something that they do not want to do

a turn of the screw

an occasion when someone puts more pressure on someone else to do something

bargaining chip

noun

something that you can use to persuade someone to give you what you want

blarney

noun

Irish a friendly way of talking to people and saying nice things about them that makes it easy to persuade people to do what you want

carrot

noun

informal something that someone promises you as a way of encouraging you to do something

courtship

noun

an attempt to get someone’s support, especially in business or politics

dare

noun

an attempt to persuade someone to do something dangerous in order to prove that they are brave

intercession

noun

formal the process of trying to persuade someone in authority to help someone else or to change their opinion or decision about them

shock tactics

noun

the use of shocking images or descriptions to force people to think about something or to do something

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