appeal

appeal

/əˈpiɫ/
noun
an act of persuasion by saying that something is reasonable or fair to do

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to appeal

to appeal

/əˈpiɫ/
verb
to attempt to persuade someone to do something by saying to them that it is reasonable or fair

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to arbitrate

to arbitrate

/ˈɑɹbəˌtɹeɪt/
verb
to officially resolve a disagreement between people

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arbitration

arbitration

/ˌɑɹbɪˈtɹeɪʃən/
noun
the process in which a person is officially appointed to act as a judge and settle an argument

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arbitrator

arbitrator

/ˈɑɹbɪˌtɹeɪtɝ/
noun
someone who is appointed to resolve a disagreement

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to argue

to argue

/ˈɑɹɡju/
verb
to provide reasons when saying something is the case, particularly to persuade others that one is right

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to argue into

to argue into

/ˈɑːɹɡjuː ˌɪntʊ/
verb
‌to persuade someone to do something by providing them with reasons

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to argue out

to argue out

/ˈɑːɹɡjuː ˈaʊt/
verb
‌to persuade someone to not do something by providing reasons for them

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arm-twisting

arm-twisting

/ˈɑːɹmtwˈɪstɪŋ/
noun
the act of forcing someone, sometimes even physically, to do something

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to beat down

to beat down

/bˈiːt dˈaʊn/
verb
to persuade a person to lower the price of something particular

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blandishments

blandishments

/ˈbɫændɪʃmənts/
noun
nice things that are done for someone or said to them to persuade them to do something particular

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bribe

bribe

/ˈbɹaɪb/
noun
an amount of money or something of value given to someone in order to persuade them to do something that is illegal

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to bribe

to bribe

/ˈbɹaɪb/
verb
to persuade someone to do something, often illegal, by giving them an amount of money or something of value

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to bring round

to bring round

/bɹˈɪŋ ɹˈaʊnd/
verb
to persuade someone to do something or agree to something

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to bring together

to bring together

/bɹˈɪŋ təɡˈɛðɚ/
verb
to make people become closer together or become friendlier, or to help them end their argument

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carrot

carrot

/ˈkæɹət/, /ˈkɛɹət/
noun
something offered to someone as a means of persuasion

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to coax

to coax

/ˈkoʊks/
verb
to persuade by being kind and gentle

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coaxing

coaxing

/ˈkoʊksɪŋ/
adjective
persuasive in a gentle manner

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coaxing

coaxing

/ˈkoʊksɪŋ/
noun
the act of gently persuading someone

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to convince

to convince

/kənˈvɪns/
verb
to make someone feel certain about the truth of something

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convincing

convincing

/kənˈvɪnsɪŋ/
adjective
able to make someone believe that something is right or true

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cooling-off period

cooling-off period

/kˈuːlɪŋˈɔf pˈiəɹɪəd/
noun
a period during which two opposing sides try to come to an agreement before taking any serious action

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to dangle

to dangle

/ˈdæŋɡəɫ/
verb
to persuade someone to do something by offering them something pleasant

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to dissuade

to dissuade

/dɪˈsweɪd/
verb
to advise someone against something

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to encourage

to encourage

/ɛnˈkɝɪdʒ/, /ɪnˈkɝədʒ/
verb
to persuade a person to do something by making them think it is good for them or by making it easier

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to entice

to entice

/ɪnˈtaɪs/
verb
to persuade someone or something to do something specific, often by offering them what they desire

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to exhort

to exhort

/ɪɡˈzɔɹt/
verb
to work very hard at persuading someone into doing something

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exhortation

exhortation

/ˌɛɡˌzɔɹˈteɪʃən/
noun
the action or process of trying very hard to persuade someone to do something

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fence-mending

fence-mending

/fˈɛnsmˈɛndɪŋ/
noun
the act of trying to help opposing sides come to an agreement

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to get

to get

/ˈɡɛt/, /ˈɡɪt/
verb
to force or persuade someone to do a particular thing; to make something do something particular

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to get around

to get around

/ɡɛt ɐɹˈaʊnd/
verb
to persuade someone to do what one wants, often by doing things they like

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to get out

to get out

/ɡɛt ˈaʊt/
verb
‌to get something through using force

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gift of gab

gift of gab

/ɡˈɪft ʌv ɡˈæb/
noun
an ability to easily and confidently speak to people and persuade them to do something particular

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to harangue

to harangue

/hɝˈæŋ/
verb
to give a speech that is lengthy, loud, and angry intending to either persuade or criticize

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harangue

harangue

/hɝˈæŋ/
noun
an angry speech that is loud and lengthy

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honest broker

honest broker

/ˈɑːnɪst bɹˈoʊkɚ/
noun
a country or someone who is unbiased and tries to help others come to an agreement

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to induce

to induce

/ˌɪnˈdus/
verb
to influence someone to do something particular

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inducement

inducement

/ˌɪnˈdusmənt/
noun
something given to someone in order to persuade or encourage them to do something particular

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to intercede

to intercede

/ˌɪntɝˈsid/
verb
to talk to someone in order to persuade them to help settle an argument or not to punish someone else

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intercession

intercession

/ˌɪnɝˈsɛʃən/, /ˌɪntɝˈsɛʃən/
noun
the action of talking to someone so that they help settle an argument or show kindness to someone else

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to interest in

to interest in

/ˈɪntɹəst ˈɪn/
verb
to try to persuade someone to do, eat, or buy something specific

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intermediary

intermediary

/ˌɪnɝˈmidiɛɹi/, /ˌɪntɝˈmidiɛɹi/
noun
an organization or someone who helps others to reach an agreement

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intermediary

intermediary

/ˌɪnɝˈmidiɛɹi/, /ˌɪntɝˈmidiɛɹi/
adjective
acting as a conversation medium between two groups of people so they can create an argument

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to intervene

to intervene

/ˌɪntɝˈvin/
verb
to intentionally become involved in a difficult situation in order to improve it or prevent it from getting worse

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intervention

intervention

/ˌɪntɝˈvɛnʃən/
noun
involvement in a difficult situation in order to improve it or prevent it from getting worse

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to jolly into

to jolly into

/dʒˈɑːli ˌɪntʊ/
verb
to encourage or persuade someone to do something by putting them in a good mood

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to lobby

to lobby

/ˈɫɑbi/
verb
to make an attempt to persuade politicians to agree or disagree with a law being made or changed

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lobbyist

lobbyist

/ˈɫɑbiəst/
noun
someone who attempts to persuade politicians to agree or disagree with a law being made or changed

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to lure

to lure

/ˈɫʊɹ/
verb
to trick someone into doing something or going somewhere by offering them a reward or something interesting

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