persuade

definition: 
cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm
sentence: 
How can we persuade people to donate to charity, recycle or obey the law?
difficulty: 
very easy
toefl frequency: 
3
toefl classification: 
adverb: 
persuasively
adjective: 
persuasive
adverb sentence: 
In it, she persuasively argued that gender is not rooted in biological fact but in culturally determined symbols, signs and images.
adjective sentence: 
He made a persuasive case for why that was a bad idea.
verb: 
persuade
noun: 
persuasion
noun sentence: 
And face-to-face persuasion is much more effective than the same message via phone or e-mail.