reason with


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 past participle reasoned with] phrasal verb
to try to persuade someone to do something by explaining why you think it is sensible

It’s no use trying to reason with people like that.

Thesaurus: to encourage someone to do or to not do somethingsynonym to persuade someone to agree with or support yousynonym
Main entry: reason

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reason with [phrasal verb]
reason with (someone) : to talk with (someone) in a sensible way in order to try to change that person's thoughts or behavior

They tried to reason with him, but he wouldn't listen.

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Main Entry:reason

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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