talk into

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talk into
 
vb
(tr, preposition) to persuade to by talking: I talked him into buying the house

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talk into

Persuade, as in They talked me into going swimming with them. This idiom was first recorded in 1697. The antonym is talk out of, meaning "dissuade," as in They tried to talk me out of going swimming. It is almost a century newer, first recorded in Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility (1797-1798).

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