persuade
verb /pəˈsweɪd/
a) 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.

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

He persuaded me to go home, but I refused.


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  • persuadé — persuadé, ée (pèr su a dé, dée) part. passé de persuader. Que l on a porté à croire telle ou telle chose. •   On n a qu à voir leurs livres [des pyrrhoniens], si l on n en est pas assez persuadé [de l incertitude des choses] ; on le deviendra… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • persuadé — Persuadé, [persuad]ée. part. Un homme bien persuadé, uns femme bien persuadée des veritez de sa Religion. soyez bien persuadé que je ne me laisseray point prendre à ces faux semblans d amitié. j ay fait telle chose, persuadé que vous le… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 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 — Per*suade , v. i. To use persuasion; to plead; to prevail by persuasion. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Persuade — Per*suade , n. Persuasion. [Obs.] Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

  • persuade — *induce, prevail, get Analogous words: influence, *affect, touch, sway, impress: *move, drive, impel, actuate Antonyms: dissuade Contrasted words: *restrain, curb, check, inhibit: *hinder, impede, obstruct …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • persuade — see convince …   Modern English usage

  • 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 — ► VERB 1) induce (someone) to do something through reasoning or argument. 2) cause (someone) to believe something. DERIVATIVES persuadable adjective persuader noun. ORIGIN Latin persuadere, from suadere advise …   English terms dictionary

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