to try and influence or stress through strong persuasion, particularly to urge to comply voluntarily.
To urge voluntary conformity with official wishes or tips.
To talk persistently in persuasion of one or more visitors to cooperate.
to try and affect exclusively by chatting, as contrasted with threatening or inducing by various other means, e.g. legislation; esp. which will make public appeals in order to affect the behavior of entrepreneurs or work leaders; -- used especially of this President or other large federal government officials.