reason with someone

reason with someone
TALK ROUND, bring round, persuade, prevail on, convince; make someone see the light.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • reason with — ˈreason with [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they reason with he/she/it reasons with present participle reasoning with past tense reasoned with …   Useful english dictionary

  • reason with — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms reason with : present tense I/you/we/they reason with he/she/it reasons with present participle reasoning with past tense reasoned with past participle reasoned with reason with someone to try to persuade… …   English dictionary

  • reason with — PHRASAL VERB If you try to reason with someone, you try to persuade them to do or accept something by using sensible arguments. [V P n] I have watched parents trying to reason with their children and have never seen it work …   English dictionary

  • ˈreason with sb — phrasal verb to try to persuade someone to do something by explaining why you think it is sensible …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • have a bone to pick with someone — informal phrase to want to talk to someone about something they have done that has annoyed you I’ve got a bone to pick with you. Thesaurus: to say something, or to speak to someone in an angry waysynonym Main entry: bone * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • have a bone to pick with someone — informal have reason to disagree or be annoyed with someone. → bone …   English new terms dictionary

  • reason — rea|son1 [ rizn ] noun *** 1. ) count a fact, situation, or intention that explains why something happened, why someone did something, or why something is true: reason for: The police asked her the reason for her visit. reason for doing something …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • reason — rea|son1 W1S1 [ˈri:zən] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(cause)¦ 2¦(good or fair)¦ 3 all the more reason why/to do something 4¦(good judgment)¦ 5 within reason 6 go/be beyond (all) reason 7¦(ability to think)¦ 8 no reason ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • reason — I UK [ˈriːz(ə)n] / US [ˈrɪz(ə)n] noun Word forms reason : singular reason plural reasons *** Get it right: reason: After reason, use the preposition for, not of: Wrong: The main reason of poverty is unemployment. Right: The main reason for… …   English dictionary

  • reason — 1 / ri:zFn/ noun 1 CAUSE (C) the cause or explanation for something that has happened or that someone has done: The reason I bought one was that it was so cheap. | reason (that): The only reason I went was that I wanted to meet your friends. |… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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