Antonyms for dissuade

Grammar : Verb
Spell : dih-sweyd
Phonetic Transcription : dɪˈsweɪd

Definition of dissuade

Origin :
  • 1510s, from Middle French dissuader and directly from Latin dissuadere "to advise against, oppose by argument," from dis- "off, against" (see dis-) + suadere "to urge" (see suasion). Related: Dissuaded; dissuading.
  • verb talk out of
Example sentences :
  • I—some of our healers can dissuade the conviction of decayed teeth.
  • Extract from : « The Bacillus of Beauty » by Harriet Stark
  • The man was about to attempt to dissuade her, when Sing interrupted.
  • Extract from : « The Monster Men » by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • They tried to dissuade her, but she grew irritable and ordered them to go on.
  • Extract from : « Father Sergius » by Leo Tolstoy
  • Yet neither tried to dissuade her from the rash adventure—as yet.
  • Extract from : « Louisiana Lou » by William West Winter
  • Thankful at first tried to dissuade her, but soon gave up the attempt.
  • Extract from : « Thankful's Inheritance » by Joseph C. Lincoln
  • But supposing they do not dissuade us, how are we to take this precious prey?
  • Extract from : « The Memorable Thoughts of Socrates » by Xenophon
  • He was to dissuade them from pressing it, to the extent of his ability.
  • Extract from : « History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Death of Elizabeth. Vol. II. » by James Anthony Froude
  • Both Dubos and his wife did all in their power to dissuade me from the project.
  • Extract from : « Sir Jasper Carew » by Charles James Lever
  • He must see Keane immediately, and dissuade him from the attempt.
  • Extract from : « Roland Cashel » by Charles James Lever
  • Goring labored hard to dissuade him from his resolve, but to no purpose.
  • Extract from : « Roland Cashel » by Charles James Lever

Synonyms for dissuade

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