Definitions for: Persuade


[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"
[v] win approval or support for; "Carry all before one"



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.
28.

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.


Per*suade", v. i.
To use persuasion; to plead; to prevail by persuasion.
--Shak.


Per*suade", n.
Persuasion. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl.

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

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