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Hi, Guys !

A thread about "see somebody into", where the student attempted to interpret a sentence like "I saw him into commiting murder" to mean "I forced him to commit murder by looking at him", got me thinking of a grammar way to convey the same idea. I can come up with this sentence:

He stared me into commiting murder.

From a native speaker's point of view, does my sentence work ?
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Hi, MM

Thanks for your reply !

Recently I bumped into a similar sentense: I opened my mouth to protest, but he stared me into silence

This sentence is not grammatical either ?

Thanks again !
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This is not a matter of grammar; it is a matter of vocabulary and idiom, You can 'stare' another person into 'silence' or 'submission' or 'subjection', or even perhaps into 'tears', but you cannot 'stare' anyone into committing a felony. Staring is a means of social dominance only.
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