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a polite way of persuading someone
a polite and indirect way of persuading someone
an informal way of persuading someone when you really want them to do something
an informal way of persuading someone to make an effort to achieve something
a strong but polite way of persuading someone
a strong and direct way of persuading someone
a polite but forceful way of persuading someone not to do something
a polite way of persuading someone to do or not do something, usually when you are slightly annoyed with them
This is the British English definition of persuade. View American English definition of persuade.
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