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  • Persuade — 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • persuade — I verb actuate, advise, align, bend to one s will, blandish, bring a person to his senses, bring around, bring over, bring to reason, cajole, coax, compel, convert, convince, counsel, enlist, exercise influence, exert influence, exhort, gain the… …   Law dictionary

  • persuade — [v] cause to believe; convince to do actuate, advise, affect, allure, argue into, assure, blandish, brainwash*, bring around, bring to senses, cajole, coax, convert, counsel, draw, enlist, entice, exhort, gain confidence of, get, impel, impress,… …   New thesaurus

  • persuade — 1510s, from L. persuadere to bring over by talking, (see PERSUASION (Cf. persuasion)). Related: Persuaded; persuading …   Etymology dictionary

  • persuade — persuadable, adj. persuadability, persuadableness, n. persuadably, adv. persuadingly, adv. /peuhr swayd /, v.t., persuaded, persuading. 1. to prevail on (a person) to do something, as by advising or urging: We could not persuade him to wait. 2.… …   Universalium

  • persuade — verb 1) he tried to persuade her to come with him Syn: prevail on, coax, convince, get, induce, win over, bring around, coerce, influence, sway, inveigle, entice, tempt, lure, cajole, wheedle; Law procure; informal sweet talk …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • persuade — per•suade [[t]pərˈsweɪd[/t]] v. t. suad•ed, suad•ing 1) to prevail on (a person) to do something, as by advising or urging 2) to induce to believe; convince • Etymology: 1505–15; < L persuādēre. See per , dissuade per•suad′a•ble, adj. per•suad …   From formal English to slang

  • persuade — Synonyms and related words: admonish, affect, argue into, assure, be convincing, bend, bias, bring, bring home to, bring over, bring round, bring to reason, captivate, carry conviction, caution, charge, charm, color, con, convert, convict,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • persuade — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. induce, prevail upon, win [over]; convince, satisfy, assure. See belief, cause, influence. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To influence] Syn. convince, move, induce, satisfy, inveigle, assure, cajole,… …   English dictionary for students

  • persuade — v 1. induce, prevail upon, affect, influence, sway, bend, incline, dispose; bribe, suborn, pay off; tempt, allure, lure, entice, inveigle, vamp, seduce; move, prompt, motivate, stimulate, rouse, inspire, inspirit; urge, exhort, admonish,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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