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Persuade vs. Dissuade

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Persuadeverb

(transitive) To successfully convince (someone) to agree to, accept, or do something, usually through reasoning and verbal influence. Compare sway.

‘That salesman was able to persuade me into buying this bottle of lotion.’;

Dissuadeverb

(transitive) To convince not to try or do.

Persuadeverb

To urge, plead; to try to convince (someone to do something).

Dissuadeverb

To advise or exhort against; to try to persuade (one from a course).

‘Mr. Burchell, on the contrary, dissuaded her with great ardor: and I stood neuter.’; ‘War, therefore, open or concealed, alikeMy voice dissuades.’;

Persuadeverb

To convince of by argument, or by reasons offered or suggested from reflection, etc.; to cause to believe.

Dissuadeverb

To divert by persuasion; to turn from a purpose by reasons or motives; - with from; as, I could not dissuade him from his purpose.

‘I have tried what is possible to dissuade him.’;

Persuadeverb

To influence or gain over by argument, advice, entreaty, expostulation, etc.; to draw or incline to a determination by presenting sufficient motives.

‘Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian.’; ‘We will persuade him, be it possible.’;

Dissuadeverb

turn away from by persuasion;

‘Negative campaigning will only dissuade people’;

Persuadeverb

To try to influence.

‘Hearken not unto Hezekiah, when he persuadeth you.’;

Dissuadeverb

persuade (someone) not to take a particular course of action

‘his friends tried to dissuade him from flying’;

Persuadeverb

To convince by argument, or by reasons offered or suggested from reflection, etc.; to cause to believe.

‘Beloved, we are persuaded better things of you.’;

Persuadeverb

To inculcate by argument or expostulation; to advise; to recommend.

Persuadeverb

To use persuasion; to plead; to prevail by persuasion.

Persuadenoun

Persuasion.

Persuadeverb

win approval or support for;

‘Carry all before one’; ‘His speech did not sway the voters’;

Persuadeverb

cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm;

‘You can't persuade me to buy this ugly vase!’;

Persuadeverb

induce (someone) to do something through reasoning or argument

‘it wasn't easy, but I persuaded him to do the right thing’;

Persuadeverb

cause (someone) to believe something, especially after a sustained effort; convince

‘health boards were finally persuaded of the desirability of psychiatric units’; ‘he did everything he could to persuade the police that he was the robber’;

Persuadeverb

(of a situation or event) provide a sound reason for (someone) to do something

‘the cost of the manor's restoration persuaded them to take in guests’;

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