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    Advertisers use many methods to get us to buy their products.
    Advertisers get psychologists to study the way consumers think and their reasons for choosing one brand instead of another.
    I want the meaning of the word "get" in the above sentences.
    Thanks

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    Re: meaning

    Quote Originally Posted by daisy1352 View Post
    Advertisers use many methods to get us to buy their products.
    Advertisers get psychologists to study the way consumers think and their reasons for choosing one brand instead of another.
    I want the meaning of the word "get" in the above sentences.
    Thanks
    1. persuade, induce, make, encourage...
    2. obtain, acquire, hire, consult...

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    Re: meaning

    Quote Originally Posted by daisy1352 View Post
    Advertisers get psychologists to study the way consumers think and their reasons for choosing one brand instead of another.
    It is not the answer to your primary question but I just thought you might like the additional information.
    We can say this a little differently, and, personally, I prefer the other version:
    "Advertisers get psychologists to study the way consumers think and their reasons for choosing one brand over the other."

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