Persuade



[per-sweyd] /pərˈsweɪd/

verb (used with object), persuaded, persuading.
1.
to prevail on (a person) to do something, as by advising or urging:
We could not persuade him to wait.
2.
to induce to believe by appealing to reason or understanding; convince:
to persuade the judge of the prisoner’s innocence.
/pəˈsweɪd/
verb (transitive; may take a clause as object or an infinitive)
1.
to induce, urge, or prevail upon successfully: he finally persuaded them to buy it
2.
to cause to believe; convince: even with the evidence, the police were not persuaded
v.

1510s, from Middle French persuader (14c.), from Latin persuadere “to bring over by talking,” (see persuasion). Related: Persuaded; persuading.

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • Persuaded

    [per-sweyd] /pərˈsweɪd/ verb (used with object), persuaded, persuading. 1. to prevail on (a person) to do something, as by advising or urging: We could not persuade him to wait. 2. to induce to believe by appealing to reason or understanding; convince: to persuade the judge of the prisoner’s innocence. /pəˈsweɪd/ verb (transitive; may take a […]

  • Persuader

    [per-swey-der] /pərˈsweɪ dər/ noun 1. a person or thing that persuades: The cool lake was a most enticing persuader for those who liked to swim. 2. Slang. noun A handgun; heat (1884+)



  • Persuasible

    [per-swey-suh-buh l, -zuh-] /pərˈsweɪ sə bəl, -zə-/ adjective 1. capable of being ; open to or yielding to .

  • Persuasion

    [per-swey-zhuh n] /pərˈsweɪ ʒən/ noun 1. the act of or seeking to . 2. the power of ; force. 3. the state or fact of being or convinced. 4. a deep conviction or belief. 5. a form or system of belief, especially religious belief: the Quaker persuasion. 6. a sect, group, or faction holding or […]



Disclaimer: Persuade definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.