definition 1: to cause (another) to do something through reasoning, arguing, or appealing to the emotions.
example: Their commercial really persuades people to try their product.
example: Her professor persuaded her to publish her research paper.
definition 2: to cause (another) to believe something; convince.
example: The lawyer persuaded the jury that her client was innocent.
example: His sincere expression persuaded us that he was telling the truth.
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