seek to persuade

See: counsel
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"Then have a care, I repeat, for you seek to persuade me, and if you succeed I should lose my reason, for I should hope that I could again behold Valentine." The count smiled.
"We can seek to persuade them but we can't control it.
The source added that member states of the IAEA Board of Governors would seek to persuade Tehran to back down from its escalatory stance and restore literal commitment to the agreement, in exchange for "non-compelling promises to rescind the curbs." The UN nuclear watchdog said on Monday that Iran had enriched uranium at a level higher than the limit set in a 2015 international pact.
To think that a delegation of five elders, as widely rumoured and confirmed my several sources, would seek to persuade Asiwaju to back the candidacy of Bayo Oshinowo, is not only shameful but grossly bewildering.
In a paper presented to the annual conference of the British Psychological Society in Nottingham, social psychologists from Loughborough showed how salespeople seek to persuade their contacts to have a meeting.
Moussa also said, "the Muslim brotherhood, as well external parties, seek to persuade people to refrain from participating in the election."
"My friend doesn't seek to persuade you otherwise, so it's a joint application between the Crown and defence to allocate this to the crown court."
"We will seek to persuade the Supreme Court at the hearing of this appeal that David Cameron acted unlawfully in refusing a public inquiry and that the court should quash his decision."
As part of the deal, FARC members must turn over their weapons within six months after the deal is formally signed and instead seek to persuade skeptical Colombians that it's ready to play by the rules of democracy.
As John Wayne said "that'll be the day," but one has to hope and seek to persuade such groups as Momentum that this must be a priority because now to avoid an even more destabilised nation, more than ever the people need and demand honesty and to perceive more than an illusion of an integrity amongst MPs.
According to some sources, Ahmeti offered Zaev a deal--in return for his not revealing any compromising material about BDI, BDI would support Zaev's demand for setting up an interim government and would seek to persuade Prime Minister Gruevski, too, to accept the idea; and according to other sources, Ahmeti was already given the material pertaining to BDI at this meeting with Zaev, Dnevnik reports.
She said: "I would be delighted to convene a cross-party campaign to seek to persuade the UK Government to change its mind."