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VERB (2)

1. win approval or support for;
- Example: "Carry all before one"
- Example: "His speech did not sway the voters"
[syn: carry, persuade, sway]

2. cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm;
- Example: "You can't persuade me to buy this ugly vase!"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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, expostulation, etc.; to draw or incline to a determination by presenting sufficient motives. [1913 Webster] Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian. --Acts xxvi. 28. [1913 Webster] We will persuade him, be it possible. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To try to influence. [Obsolescent] [1913 Webster] Hearken not unto Hezekiah, when he persuadeth you. --2 Kings xviii. 32. [1913 Webster] 3. To convince by argument, or by reasons offered or suggested from reflection, etc.; to cause to believe. [1913 Webster] Beloved, we are persuaded better things of you. --Heb. vi. 9. [1913 Webster] 4. To inculcate by argument or expostulation; to advise; to recommend. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] Syn: To convince; induce; prevail on; win over; allure; entice. See Convince. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Persuade \Per*suade"\, v. i. To use persuasion; to plead; to prevail by persuasion. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Persuade \Per*suade"\, n. Persuasion. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

persuade v 1: win approval or support for; "Carry all before one"; "His speech did not sway the voters" [syn: carry, persuade, sway] 2: 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!" [ant: deter, dissuade]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

74 Moby Thesaurus words for "persuade": 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, convince, dispose, draw over, drive home to, encourage, enjoin, evangelize, exhort, expostulate, gain, gain over, hook, hook in, importune, incite, incline, induce, influence, inspire belief, issue a caveat, lead, lead to believe, move, outtalk, preach, predispose, press, prevail on, prevail upon, prevail with, prompt, proselyte, proselytize, remonstrate, satisfy, sell, sell one on, soften up, sway, talk into, talk over, tinge, tone, urge, wangle, wangle into, warn, wean, wear down, weigh with, win, win over, work