Antonyms for persuade

Grammar : Verb
Spell : per-sweyd
Phonetic Transcription : pərˈsweɪd

Definition of persuade

Origin :
  • 1510s, from Middle French persuader (14c.), from Latin persuadere "to bring over by talking," (see persuasion). Related: Persuaded; persuading.
  • verb cause to believe; convince to do
Example sentences :
  • John had been under her dominion, and proceeded to persuade her.
  • Extract from : « The Armourer's Prentices » by Charlotte M. Yonge
  • This touches me the more sensibly, because you yourself, my dear, are so ready to persuade me into it.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • She must either answer her questions or persuade her not to ask any.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • But that was after he done his best to persuade me, and I wouldn't be persuaded.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • It was impossible to persuade Wellington that he was beaten until he actually was beaten.
  • Extract from : « A Treatise on Parents and Children » by George Bernard Shaw
  • They are trying to persuade me to go back, and—I'm trying to persuade myself that I'm fit to go back.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • We should heartily wish them to remain, and persuade them to do so.
  • Extract from : « An Explanation of Luther's Small Catechism » by Joseph Stump
  • I wonder, now, could we persuade Matthew to send in his resignation.
  • Extract from : « The Foolish Lovers » by St. John G. Ervine
  • It is our business to reach M'tela and persuade him to fight on the side of the Inglishee.
  • Extract from : « The Leopard Woman » by Stewart Edward White
  • The Indians gravely shook their heads when I tried to persuade them to take me.
  • Extract from : « Green Mansions » by W. H. Hudson

Synonyms for persuade

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