Definition of bend to phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

bend to

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

bend somebody to something

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to force or persuade someone to do what you want or to accept your opinions He manipulates people and tries to bend them to his will (= make them do what he wants). She managed to bend the committee to her opinion.
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