Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

To persuade someone to agree with or support you - synonyms or related words

persuade

verb

to make someone believe that something is true

win over

to persuade someone to agree with you or to be friendly to you

woo

verb

to try to persuade people to support you or to buy something from you, especially by saying and doing nice things

sway

verb

to influence or change someone’s opinion

target

verb

to try to persuade or to influence a particular group of people

talk round

to succeed in persuading someone to agree to something

bring round

to persuade someone to agree with you

carry

verb

to persuade a number of people to support your ideas

reason with

to try to persuade someone to do something by explaining why you think it is sensible

to someone’s satisfaction/to the satisfaction of someone

to persuade someone that something is true

rat tail

a type of hairstyle which has a long, thin strip of hair growing down the back of the neck

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

speak human

(of a politician) to be able to communicate and connect with ordinary people

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog