Definition of talk someone out of in English:

talk someone out of

phrasal verb

  • 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.’