persuade  説得する

November 3, 2014 =========
☆ persuade  説得する
There are two main ways to use today’s word. The first way is if you persuade someone to do something, you cause them to do it by giving them good reasons for doing it.
My husband persuaded me to come.
She persuaded him to tell the truth to his teacher.
It took a long time, but I eventually persuaded him to come!
I persuaded my boss to give me a pay rise!
The second way to use “persuade” is for when you want to talk someone into believing something. You say things that eventually make them believe that what you are saying is true, really is true.
I persuaded him that I was the person for the job.
She persuaded him it was time to retire.
They persuaded me of the feasibility of their idea.
In the first set of sentences you can see that there is a verb, for example, “to come”, “to tell the truth”, and “to give”. In the second set of sentences, you are making someone believe “X”, where “X” is what you are saying is true, “time to retire” and “feasibility” and so on. In other words, it is used with a noun or a phrase, not a verb.