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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 to do something by using reason or argument.
The soccer coach persuaded her to try out for the team.
synonyms:
convince, get
similar words:
coax, influence, lure, move, prompt, sway, talk into
definition 2: to cause to believe something.
She persuaded her mother that she was old enough to watch the movie.
synonyms:
convince
derivations: persuadable (adj.), persuadingly (adv.), persuader (n.)
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