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dissuade

dis·suade

dissuade

 
pronunciation:
dih sweId
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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
derivations: dissuadable (adj.), dissuader (n.)
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The word dissuade contains the following part:
dis- Latin prefix that means not; apart; reverse, negate
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The prefix dis- occurs in English attached to Latin roots, as in dissent , but also forms words in English by attaching to verbs (dishearten ) and nouns (disbelief ). dis- has two other forms, as the "s" sound in dis- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms dif- and di-3.
synonyms:
de-, un-