In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(person) convencer(person) persuadirshe didn't need much persuading — no hubo que insistirle
- he's easily persuaded — se deja convencer fácilmente
- to persuade sb to + inf
- he tried to persuade her to cut costs — trató de convencerla de que había que reducir los costos
- they persuaded him to give himself up — lo persuadieron de / para que se entregara
- nothing would persuade her to change her mind — nada la haría cambiar de opinión
- to persuade sb that — convencer a algn de que
- I persuaded myself that nothing was wrong — me autoconvencí de que todo iba bien
- to be persuaded of sth/that — estar convencido de algo/de que
- A police negotiator persuaded the man to release the woman and child about 30 minutes after the siege began.
- They only lived in Las Vegas for six months, until Jena persuaded her mom to move to Los Angeles.
- Investors have yet to be persuaded of the merits of this new tack, but they have little choice in the matter.
- Efforts to persuade teenagers to stay at school had also been increased.
- It tends to persuade people who may be otherwise inclined to carry out a preventative maintenance service once a year.
- But we have to move on from recycling to persuading people not to take home stuff that they will throw away in short order.
- He said the drivers were persuaded to move their cars before the towing company arrived.
- He believes this would persuade many motorists to switch to a second-hand purchase.
- The former is even more likely to be persuaded of the soundness of his brief.
- Under the Criminal Code, police can install a tracking device only after persuading a judge there are reasonable grounds to believe a crime has been or will be committed.
- There was a high proportion of this electorate who are not persuaded of his leadership abilities.
- But when I ask his closest advisers whether the Prime Minister has been persuaded of this, they hum and haw.
- Alas, the lead singer's attempts to persuade him to remove his shirt for the ladies went down the toilet.
- He persuaded Americans to believe not only in their power but also in the righteousness of that power.
- How could I persuade her to believe me and not think I was being mental or playing a joke?
- And then there's the myth of objectivity, which persuades us that there's nothing out there to believe in any more.
- The arguments and results may persuade you to change the way you coach this critical skill.
- Applying that standard we were not persuaded of the guilt of the employee and we could not move honestly to dismissal.
- She states that Rob was holding her hand leading and persuading her to walk along the road towards his house.
- Two years later he persuaded her to move from Queensland to his home town of Melbourne, where he would look after her and her career.
- I believe that, since he was persuaded that his initial view was wrong, he was positively obliged to alter it.
- She was hanging on to my arm, but one of the teachers got her to come away by persuading her to go and read a book.
- The music persuades you to move whether you want to or not.
- You have no idea how difficult it was to persuade him to move it back into the kitchen.
- ‘I did some research and took a long time persuading Mary to take the gamble, but in January this year a dentist started removing her fillings,’ he said.
- His agent has been trying to persuade him to move down to London, so that he will be closer to the jobs.
- No human voice can persuade the man who believes that God is speaking in his other ear.
- Certainly, not all of Asia is yet persuaded of the value of these products.
- He stayed in the court room for around 20 minutes until a police officer arrived and persuaded him to leave.
- If you really were persuaded of determinism, the hope would collapse.
- He seems truly to have been persuaded of the justice of his claims.
- Why would individuals expend effort to persuade an audience about something that it already believes?
- Your Lordship could only give permission to appeal if your Lordship were persuaded of either of two things.
- Hamilton seemed to be finally persuaded of the merits of taking the game by the scruff of the neck.
- So it was quite incredible to see people willingly parade across this fiery pathway, but Cliff had done a great job in persuading us to believe that we could.
- It is easier to be persuaded of all this than to prove it in detail.
- Her dad's efforts to persuade her to buy a computer have fallen on deaf ears.
- The police officers gave the couple their towels and, after persuading the uncooperative woman that her children were safe, led them outside.
- Surprised, the flight attendant and the co-pilot asked what he said to her that finally persuaded her to move from her seat.
- After several minutes reasoning, Rachel was persuaded to give the mouse freedom in the front garden.
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