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Meaning of PERSUADE

Pronunciation:  pur'sweyd

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  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!"; "The teenager's parents were not swayed by their daughter's arguments"
  2. [v]  win approval or support for; "Carry all before one"

PERSUADE is a 8 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: carry, sway, sway
 Antonyms: deter, dissuade
 See Also: act upon, badger, blarney, brainwash, bring around, bring round, cajole, cause, charm, chat up, coax, convert, convince, drag, get, have, induce, influence, influence, inveigle, make, palaver, prevail, rope in, score, seduce, sell, stimulate, sweet-talk, talk into, tempt, wheedle, win over, work



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Per*suade"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Persuaded}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Persuading}.] [L. persuadere, persuasum; per +
    suadere to advise, persuade: cf. F. persuader. See {Per-},
    and {Suasion}.]
    1. 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. --Acts xxvi.
       We will persuade him, be it possible.       --Shak.
    2. To try to influence. [Obsolescent]
             Hearken not unto Hezekiah, when he persuadeth you.
                                                   --2 Kings
                                                   xviii. 32.
    3. 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.
                                                   --Heb. vi. 9.
    4. To inculcate by argument or expostulation; to advise; to
       recommend. --Jer. Taylor.
    Syn: To convince; induce; prevail on; win over; allure;
         entice. See {Convince}.
  2. \Per*suade"\, v. i.
    To use persuasion; to plead; to prevail by persuasion.
  3. \Per*suade"\, n.
    Persuasion. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl.
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