- Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
|part of speech:
||dissuaded, dissuades, dissuading
||to persuade against doing something (often fol. by from).
Our host dissuaded us from driving in such foul weather and invited us to stay another night.He planned to join the army after high school, but his friends dissuaded him.
- encourage, entice, induce, persuade
- similar words:
||argue, deprecate, reason, sway, warn
||dissuadable (adj.), dissuader (n.)