persuade

  • 1persuadé — 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

  • 2persuadé — 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

  • 3Persuade — 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

  • 4persuade — 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… …

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  • 5Persuade — Per*suade , v. i. To use persuasion; to plead; to prevail by persuasion. Shak. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6Persuade — Per*suade , n. Persuasion. [Obs.] Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 7persuade — 1510s, from L. persuadere to bring over by talking, (see PERSUASION (Cf. persuasion)). Related: Persuaded; persuading …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8persuade — *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

  • 9persuade — see convince …

    Modern English usage

  • 10persuade — [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,… …

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  • 11persuade — ► 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 …

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  • 12persuade — [pər swād′] vt. persuaded, persuading [MFr persuader < L persuadere < per , intens. + suadere, to urge: see SUASION] 1. to cause to do something by reasoning, urging, or inducement; prevail upon 2. to induce to believe something; convince… …

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  • 13persuade — per|suade W2S2 [pəˈsweıd US pər ] v [T] [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: persuadere, from suadere to advise ] 1.) to make someone decide to do something, especially by giving them reasons why they should do it, or asking them many times to do… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14persuade */*/*/ — UK [pə(r)ˈsweɪd] / US [pərˈsweɪd] verb [transitive] Word forms persuade : present tense I/you/we/they persuade he/she/it persuades present participle persuading past tense persuaded past participle persuaded Ways of persuading someone to do/not… …

    English dictionary

  • 15persuade — 01. Eun Joo is trying to [persuade] her parents to let her go to New Zealand to study English. 02. It took a lot of [persuasion] to get my children to eat their broccoli. 03. She is a very [persuasive] speaker; by the end of the debate, she had… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 16persuade — per|suade [ pər sweıd ] verb transitive *** 1. ) to make someone agree to do something by giving them reasons why they should: He did finally come with us, although it took a long time to persuade him. persuade someone to do something: Nobody… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English