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dissuade

dis·suade

dissuade

 
 
pronunciation:
dih sweId
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: dissuaded, dissuades, dissuading
definition: to persuade against doing something (often fol. by from).
Mother dissuaded us from going outdoors in such foul weather.
antonyms:
encourage, entice, induce, persuade
similar words:
discourage
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derivations: dissuadable (adj.), dissuader (n.)
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