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I am looking for a verb or a phrase that can express what I mean.
Adam and Jodie are on vacation in Toronto and are visiting the CN Tower. As they go higher on the elevator, Adam feels worse and dizzier because he is afraid of heights. Jodie is excited about being able to see airplane landing below them or the Niagra Falls a hundred miles away. Seeing that Adam is afraid of heights, Jodie says "Think about it, Adam… we're on the tallest building in the world! You can see Niagara Falls… and it's 100 miles away." Adam says "I'm trying to think about it."
What is Jodie doing to Adam? She is trying to make Adam enjoy the experience by saying some interesting facts (being on the tallest building) that Adam should appreciate rather than fear. ...
Thanks in advance.
She is probably trying "to talk away his fears and get him to see the beauty of it all".
She is distracting him.
And, by the way, Niagara Falls is only about 45 km. from Toronto in what we call "as the crow flies." You can see across Lake Ontario. If you take the road, it is about 100 miles.
Last edited by Searching for language; 06-Feb-2009 at 22:45.
She's lulling him, keeping him distracted.