talk (someone) out of (something)


talk (someone) out of (something)
talk (someone) out of (something) to persuade someone not to do something.

She had to talk him out of quitting his job.

I wish I'd known she was taking the drug, I would have tried to talk her out of it.

Opposite of: talk (someone) into (something)

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  • talk someone into (doing) something — talk someone into/out of/(doing) something phrase to persuade someone to do something or not to do something I talked her into going to London with me. His father talked him out of moving out. Thesaurus: to encourage someone to do or to not do… …   Useful english dictionary

  • talk someone out of (doing) something — talk someone into/out of/(doing) something phrase to persuade someone to do something or not to do something I talked her into going to London with me. His father talked him out of moving out. Thesaurus: to encourage someone to do or to not do… …   Useful english dictionary

  • talk your way into something — talk your way into/out of/something phrase to persuade someone to let you do or avoid something She eventually talked her way into a part in a film. Thesaurus: to encourage someone to do or to not do somethingsynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • talk (someone) into (something) — to persuade someone to do something. It was pretty hard to talk the kids into going to the dance, but they did go and had a great time. She talked the boss into buying new computers by saying we could work faster with them. Opposite of: talk… …   New idioms dictionary

  • talk your way out of something — talk your way into/out of/something phrase to persuade someone to let you do or avoid something She eventually talked her way into a part in a film. Thesaurus: to encourage someone to do or to not do somethingsynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • talk sb out of sth — UK US talk sb out of sth Phrasal Verb with talk({{}}/tɔːk/ verb [I] ► to persuade someone not to do something: »He threatened to resign, but his boss managed to talk him out of it …   Financial and business terms

  • ˈtalk sb ˌout of sth — phrasal verb to persuade someone not to do something We managed to talk him out of giving up his job.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • get someone out of your system — get someone/​something out of your system informal phrase to get rid of a strong wish to do something or strong feelings about someone Rob just let her talk and get it all out of her system. Thesaurus: to show or express emotionssynonym… …   Useful english dictionary

  • draw someone out — draw (someone/something) out to persuade someone to express their thoughts and feelings. She was good at drawing out young people and getting them to talk about their dreams. She worked hard to draw out all the different opinions people had …   New idioms dictionary

  • talk out of — verb persuade someone not to do something • Ant: ↑talk into • Hypernyms: ↑dissuade, ↑deter • Verb Frames: Somebody s somebody into V ing something * * * talk out of [phrasal verb] 1 …   Useful english dictionary


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