Persuade someone not to do (something unwise).
- ‘Neither could his Son who tried to talk him out of the trip.’
- ‘I do not want to talk you out of your bad feelings.’
- ‘A friend had initially tried to talk Susan out of the plan.’
- ‘I have to talk myself out of a lot of things.’
- ‘In the end, he talked her out of suicide.’
- ‘His wife, Khudeija, reportedly talked him out of his suicidal intention.’
- ‘I spent several weeks attempting to talk her out of concentrating on me.’
- ‘I very often have to talk people out of having things done.’
- ‘Denial will try to talk you out of the feelings of danger.’
- ‘Even a stranger passing by a fighting couple could talk them out of the quarrel.’
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