talk round

British English
This page is about the phrasal verb talk round.

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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