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persuade

per·suade

persuade

 
 
pronunciation:
pr sweId
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part of speech: verb
inflections: persuaded, persuades, persuading
definition 1: to cause someone to do something through reasoning or arguing.
His wife persuaded him to look for a better job.
synonyms:
convince, get
similar words:
influence, motivate, move, talk into
definition 2: to cause someone to believe something.
She persuaded her mother that buying a new car was a good idea.
synonyms:
convince
similar words:
induce
derivations: persuadable (adj.), persuadingly (adv.), persuader (n.)
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