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Wordnet 3.0

VERB (1)

1. turn away from by persuasion;
- Example: "Negative campaigning will only dissuade people"
[syn: dissuade, deter]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dissuade \Dis*suade"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dissuaded; p. pr. & vb. n. Dissuading.] [L. dissuadere, dissuasum; dis- + suadere to advise, persuade: cf. F. dissuader. See Suasion.] 1. To advise or exhort against; to try to persuade (one from a course). [Obsolescent] [1913 Webster] Mr. Burchell, on the contrary, dissuaded her with great ardor: and I stood neuter. --Goldsmith. [1913 Webster] War, therefore, open or concealed, alike My voice dissuades. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To divert by persuasion; to turn from a purpose by reasons or motives; -- with from; as, I could not dissuade him from his purpose. [1913 Webster] I have tried what is possible to dissuade him. --Mad. D' Arblay. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

dissuade v 1: turn away from by persuasion; "Negative campaigning will only dissuade people" [syn: dissuade, deter] [ant: persuade]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

22 Moby Thesaurus words for "dissuade": admonish, advise, caution, counsel, cry out against, daunt, derail, deter, discourage, divert, exhort, expostulate, frighten off, intimidate, kid out of, prick, remonstrate, talk out of, throw off, unpersuade, urge, warn