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What is the meaning of 'dazu' in this sentence?

What is the meaning of 'dazu' in "Mit diesen Tricks bringt ihr andere Menschen dazu, euch zu mögen,"?

Can't it just be "Mit diesen Tricks bringt ihr andere Menschen, euch zu mögen,"?

Danke

March 23, 2017

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"bringen" on its own just means "to bring."

By contrast, the fixed expression "jemanden dazu bringen, etwas zu tun" means "to make somebody do something" or "to get somebody to do something."

"Mit diesen Tricks bringt ihr andere Menschen dazu, euch zu mögen." = With these tricks you (will) make other people like you. / With these tricks, you (will) get other people to like you.

"Mit diesen Tricks bringt ihr andere Menschen, (um) euch zu mögen" would mean something like "With these tricks, you (will) bring other people (in order) to like you."

March 23, 2017
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