Definition: cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm
Usage: You can't persuade me to buy this ugly vase!
Definition: cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner
Usage: The ads induced me to buy a VCR; My children finally got me to buy a computer; My wife made me buy a new sofa
Definition: win approval or support for
Usage: Carry all before one; His speech did not sway the voters
Definition: have and exert influence or effect
Usage: The artist's work influenced the young painter; She worked on her friends to support the political candidate