to mediate

to mediate

/ˈmidiˌeɪt/
verb
to help end a dispute between people by trying to find something on which everyone agrees

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mediation

mediation

/ˌmidiˈeɪʃən/
noun
the process or act of helping those involved in a conflict reach an agreement

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mediator

mediator

/ˈmidiˌeɪtɝ/
noun
an organization or person who tries to help those in a conflict reach an agreement

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moderator

moderator

/ˈmɑdɝˌeɪtɝ/
noun
someone who, as a job, helps opposing sides come to an agreement

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to nobble

to nobble

/nˈɑːbəl/
verb
to persuade someone to do what one wants by threatening them or giving them money

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peacekeeper

peacekeeper

/ˈpiˌskipɝ/
noun
someone who tries to stop others from fighting or quarreling

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peacemaker

peacemaker

/ˈpisˌmeɪkɝ/
noun
a country or person who tries to persuade other countries or people to stop quarreling or fighting

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to persuade

to persuade

/pɝˈsweɪd/
verb
to make a person do something by giving them a good reason why they should do it

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persuasion

persuasion

/pɝˈsweɪʒən/
noun
the process or act of persuading someone to do or believe something particular

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persuasive

persuasive

/pɝˈsweɪsɪv/
adjective
capable of convincing others to do or believe something particular

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to press

to press

/ˈpɹɛs/
verb
to try very hard to persuade someone to do something

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to pressure

to pressure

/ˈpɹɛʃɝ/
verb
to force or persuade someone to do something

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pressure

pressure

/ˈpɹɛʃɝ/
noun
the action of forcing, persuading, or intimidating someone into doing something

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to pressurize

to pressurize

/ˈpɹɛʃɝˌaɪz/
verb
to force someone to do something

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to prevail on

to prevail on

/pɹɪvˈeɪl ˈɑːn/
verb
to persuade and convince a person to do something

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to push

to push

/ˈpʊʃ/
verb
to influence someone to do something, particularly something that might be against their will

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to reason with

to reason with

/ɹˈiːzən wɪð/
verb
to talk to someone to convince them to act or think more rationally

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to seduce

to seduce

/sɪˈdus/
verb
to influence someone to do something by making it seem interesting or pleasant

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silver tongue

silver tongue

/sˈɪlvɚ tˈʌŋ/
noun
the ability of persuading others to believe something or do something that one wants

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silver-tongued

silver-tongued

/sˈɪlvɚtˈʌŋd/
adjective
skilled at persuading others to believe something or do what one wants

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smooth-talking

smooth-talking

/smˈuːðtˈɔːkɪŋ/
adjective
talking with confidence and politeness in order to persuade someone to do something, in a manner that might be insincere or dishonest

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to soften up

to soften up

/sˈɔfən ˈʌp/
verb
to be very nice to someone so that the chance of them agreeing to do what one wants is increased

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to sway

to sway

/ˈsweɪ/
verb
to encourage someone to do or believe something

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to sweeten

to sweeten

/ˈswitən/
verb
to attempt to persuade someone to do what one wants by promising them something or giving something to them

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to [talk] {sb} into {sth}

to [talk] {sb} into {sth}

/tˈɔːk ˌɛsbˈiː ˌɪntʊ ˌɛstˌiːˈeɪtʃ/
verb
to convince someone to do something they do not want to do

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to [talk] {sb} out of {sth}

to [talk] {sb} out of {sth}

/tˈɔːk ˌɛsbˈiː ˌaʊɾəv ˌɛstˌiːˈeɪtʃ/
phrase
to advise someone against doing something

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to tempt

to tempt

/ˈtɛmpt/
verb
to persuade someone to do something that seems interesting to them, even though they know it is not good for them

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to [twist] {one's} arm

to [twist] {one's} arm

/twˈɪst sˈʌmwʌnz ˈɑːɹm/
phrase
to force or persuade someone to do something they are unwilling to do

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to urge

to urge

/ˈɝdʒ/
verb
to try hard to persuade or encourage someone to do something

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to wheedle

to wheedle

/wˈiːdəl/
verb
to influence someone to do something or to get something from them by being superficially nice to them

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to win around

to win around

/wˈɪn ɐɹˈaʊnd/
verb
to try to change someone's opinion about something and gain their support or favor

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to win over

to win over

/wˈɪn ˈoʊvɚ/
verb
to try to change someone's opinion on something and gain their favor or support

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to work on

to work on

/wˈɜːk ˈɑːn/
verb
to attempt to persuade someone to do or agree to something

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