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Verb (transitive)


Verb persuade has 2 senses


persuadev. t. [L. persuadere, persuasum; per + suadere to advise, persuade: cf. F. persuader. See Per-, and Suasion.].
  •  To influence or gain over by argument, advice, entreaty, expostulation, etc.; to draw or incline to a determination by presenting sufficient motives.  [1913 Webster]
    "Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian."  [1913 Webster]
    "We will persuade him, be it possible."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To try to influence.  [1913 Webster]
    "Hearken not unto Hezekiah, when he persuadeth you."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To convince by argument, or by reasons offered or suggested from reflection, etc.; to cause to believe.  [1913 Webster]
    "Beloved, we are persuaded better things of you."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To inculcate by argument or expostulation; to advise; to recommend.  Jer. Taylor.  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- To convince; induce; prevail on; win over; allure; entice. See Convince.
persuadev. i. 
     To use persuasion; to plead; to prevail by persuasion.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
     Persuasion.  Beau. & Fl.  [1913 Webster]


persuade, v.tr. & refl.
1 (often foll. by of, or that + clause) cause (another person or oneself) to believe; convince (persuaded them that it would be helpful; tried to persuade me of its value).
2 a (often foll. by to + infin.) induce (another person or oneself) (persuaded us to join them; managed to persuade them at last). b (foll. by away from, down to, etc.) lure, attract, entice, etc. (persuaded them away from the pub).

persuadable adj. persuadability n. persuasible adj.
L persuadere (as PER-, suadere suas- advise)



admonish, affect, argue into, assure, be convincing, bend, bias, bring, bring home to, bring over, bring round, bring to reason, captivate, carry conviction, caution, charge, charm, color, con, convert, convict, convince, dispose, draw over, drive home to, encourage, enjoin, evangelize, exhort, expostulate, gain, gain over, hook, hook in, importune, incite, incline, induce, influence, inspire belief, issue a caveat, lead, lead to believe, move, outtalk, preach, predispose, press, prevail on, prevail upon, prevail with, prompt, proselyte, proselytize, remonstrate, satisfy, sell, sell one on, soften up, sway, talk into, talk over, tinge, tone, urge, wangle, wangle into, warn, wean, wear down, weigh with, win, win over, work




VB induce, move, draw, draw on, bring in its train, give an impulse, to, inspire, put up to, prompt, call up, attract, beckon, stimulate, spirit up, inspirit, rouse, arouse, animate, incite, foment, provoke, instigate, set on, actuate, act upon, work upon, operate upon, encourage, pat on the back, pat on the shoulder, clap on the back, clap on the shoulder, influence, weigh with, bias, sway, incline, dispose, predispose, turn the scale, inoculate, lead by the nose, have influence with, have influence over, have influence upon, exercise influence with, exercise influence over, exercise influence upon, go round, come round one, turn the head, magnetize, lobby, persuade, prevail with, prevail upon, overcome, carry, bring round to one's senses, bring to one's senses, draw over, win over, gain over, come over, talk over, procure, enlist, engage, invite, court, tempt, seduce, overpersuade, entice, allure, captivate, fascinate, bewitch, carry away, charm, conciliate, wheedle, coax, lure, inveigle, tantalize, cajole, tamper with, bribe, suborn, grease the palm, bait with a silver hook, gild the pill, make things pleasant, put a sop into the pan, throw a sop to, bait the hook, enforce, force, impel, propel, whip, lash, goad, spur, prick, urge, egg on, hound, hurry on, drag, exhort, advise, call upon, press, advocate, set an example, set the fashion, keep in countenance, be persuaded, yield to temptation, come round, concede, obey a call, follow advice, follow the bent, follow the dictates of, act on principle.


VB believe, credit, give faith to, give credit to, credence to, see, realize, assume, receive, set down for, take for, have it, take it, consider, esteem, presume, count upon, depend upon, calculate upon, pin one's faith upon, reckon upon, lean upon, build upon, rely upon, rest upon, lay one's account for, make sure of, make oneself easy about, on that score, take on trust, take on credit, take for granted, take for gospel, allow some weight to, attach some weight to, know, know for certain, have know, make no doubt, doubt not, be, rest assured, persuade oneself, assure oneself, satisfy oneself, make up one's mind, give one credit for, confide in, believe in, put one's trust in, place in, repose in, implicit confidence in, take one's word for, at one's word, place reliance on, rely upon, swear by, regard to, think, hold, take, take it, opine, be of opinion, conceive, trow, ween, fancy, apprehend, have it, hold a belief, possess, entertain a belief, adopt a belief, imbibe a belief, embrace a belief, get hold of a belief, hazard, foster, nurture a belief, cherish a belief, have an opinion, hold an opinion, possess, entertain an opinion, adopt an opinion, imbibe an opinion, embrace an opinion, get hold of an opinion, hazard an opinion, foster an opinion, nurture an opinion, cherish an opinion, view as, consider as, take as, hold as, conceive as, regard as, esteem as, deem as, look upon as, account as, set down as, surmise, get it into one's head, take it into one's head, come round to an opinion, swallow, cause to be believed, satisfy, persuade, have the ear of, gain the confidence of, assure, convince, convict, convert, wean, bring round, bring over, win over, indoctrinate, cram down the throat, produce conviction, carry conviction, bring home to, drive home to, go down, find credence, pass current, be received, be current, possess, take hold of, take possession of the mind.

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