talk into

Meaning: If you talk someone into doing something, you persuade them to do it.

For example:

  • talk sb into sth Maria didn't want to go to the party, but Denise talked her into it by saying Mark would be there.

  • talk sb into doing sth Guys in our college seem to spend a lot of time trying to talk their girlfriends into sleeping with them.

Quick Quiz:

If you meet a salesman, they'll try to talk you into

a. selling something

b. buying something

c. saving something

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