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per·suade

persuade

 
 
pronunciation:
pr sweId
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: persuades, persuading, persuaded
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.[verb + smby/smth + infinitive ] Her professor persuaded her to publish her research paper.[verb + smby/smth + infinitive ]
synonyms:
convince, get, induce
antonyms:
dissuade
similar words:
argue, cajole, coax, constrain, entice, influence, inveigle, lead, 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.[verb + smby + (that) + clause ] Her sincere expression persuaded us that she was telling the truth.[verb + smby + (that) + clause ]
synonyms:
convince
similar words:
bring around, induce
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derivations: persuadable (adj.), persuadingly (adv.), persuader (n.)
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