What does dissuade mean?

Definitions for dissuadedɪˈsweɪd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dissuade, deter(verb)

    turn away from by persuasion

    "Negative campaigning will only dissuade people"


  1. dissuade(Verb)

    To convince not to try or do.

  2. Origin: From dissuadeo, from dis- + suadeo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dissuade(verb)

    to advise or exhort against; to try to persuade (one from a course)

  2. Dissuade(verb)

    to divert by persuasion; to turn from a purpose by reasons or motives; -- with from; as, I could not dissuade him from his purpose

  3. Origin: [L. dissuadere, dissuasum; dis- + suadere to advise, persuade: cf. F. dissuader. See Suasion.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dissuade

    dis-swād′, v.t. to advise against: to try to divert from anything by advice or persuasion: to succeed in persuading not to.—ns. Dissuā′der; Dissuā′sion.—adj. Dissuā′sive, tending to dissuade.—n. that which tends to dissuade.—adv. Dissuā′sively.—n. and adj. Dissuā′sory (rare). [Fr.,—L. dissuadēredis, apart, suadēre, suasum, to advise.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dissuade in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dissuade in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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