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Phrasal Verbs

talk round

This page is about the phrasal verb talk round

British English

Meaning

If you talk somebody round, you persuade them to do what you want them to do, or to agree with you.

Synonym

persuade, convince

For example

  • talk sb round It took a while, but I finally talked him round and he agreed to lend me the money.

  • talk sb round She's doesn't like the idea, but we think we can talk her round.

Variety

This is typically used in British English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz

It took a while to talk her round, but eventually she

a. talked back

b. woke up

c. agreed

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