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persuade

per·suade

persuade

 
pronunciation:
pr sweId
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: persuaded, persuades, persuading
definition 1: to cause (another) to do something through reasoning, arguing, or appealing to the emotions.
Their commercial really persuades people to try their product.Her professor persuaded her to publish her research paper.
synonyms:
convince, get, induce
antonyms:
dissuade
similar words:
argue, cajole, coax, constrain, entice, influence, inveigle, lure, motivate, move, prevail on, prompt, sway, sweet-talk, talk into, wheedle
definition 2: to cause (another) to believe something; convince.
He persuaded the jury that his client was innocent.Her sincere expression persuaded us that she was telling the truth.
synonyms:
convince
similar words:
bring around, induce
derivations: persuadable (adj.), persuadingly (adv.), persuader (n.)
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