transitive verb (persuaded; persuading) Etymology: Latin persuadēre, from per- thoroughly + suadēre to advise, urge — more at sweet Date: 15th century 1. to move by argument, entreaty, or expostulation to a belief, position, or course of action 2. to plead with ; urgepersuader noun

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  • persuadé — persuadé, ée (pèr su a dé, dée) part. passé de persuader. Que l on a porté à croire telle ou telle chose. •   On n a qu à voir leurs livres [des pyrrhoniens], si l on n en est pas assez persuadé [de l incertitude des choses] ; on le deviendra… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • persuadé — Persuadé, [persuad]ée. part. Un homme bien persuadé, uns femme bien persuadée des veritez de sa Religion. soyez bien persuadé que je ne me laisseray point prendre à ces faux semblans d amitié. j ay fait telle chose, persuadé que vous le… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Persuade — Per*suade , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Persuaded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Persuading}.] [L. persuadere, persuasum; per + suadere to advise, persuade: cf. F. persuader. See {Per }, and {Suasion}.] 1. To influence or gain over by argument, advice, entreaty,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • persuade — I verb actuate, advise, align, bend to one s will, blandish, bring a person to his senses, bring around, bring over, bring to reason, cajole, coax, compel, convert, convince, counsel, enlist, exercise influence, exert influence, exhort, gain the… …   Law dictionary

  • Persuade — Per*suade , v. i. To use persuasion; to plead; to prevail by persuasion. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Persuade — Per*suade , n. Persuasion. [Obs.] Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • persuade — 1510s, from L. persuadere to bring over by talking, (see PERSUASION (Cf. persuasion)). Related: Persuaded; persuading …   Etymology dictionary

  • persuade — *induce, prevail, get Analogous words: influence, *affect, touch, sway, impress: *move, drive, impel, actuate Antonyms: dissuade Contrasted words: *restrain, curb, check, inhibit: *hinder, impede, obstruct …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • persuade — see convince …   Modern English usage

  • persuade — [v] cause to believe; convince to do actuate, advise, affect, allure, argue into, assure, blandish, brainwash*, bring around, bring to senses, cajole, coax, convert, counsel, draw, enlist, entice, exhort, gain confidence of, get, impel, impress,… …   New thesaurus

  • persuade — ► VERB 1) induce (someone) to do something through reasoning or argument. 2) cause (someone) to believe something. DERIVATIVES persuadable adjective persuader noun. ORIGIN Latin persuadere, from suadere advise …   English terms dictionary

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