Definitions for dissuadedɪˈsweɪd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dis•suadedɪˈsweɪd(v.t.)-suad•ed, -suad•ing.

  1. to deter by advice or persuasion; persuade not to do something (often fol. by from).

  2. Archaic. to advise or urge against.

Origin of dissuade:

1505–15; < L dissuādēre=dis-dis -1+suādēre to recommend, urge, der. of suād-, base of suāvis tasting agreeable; see suave


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

Translations for dissuade

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to stop (from doing something) by advice or persuasion

I tried to dissuade him from his foolish intention.

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