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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dissuade, deterverb

    turn away from by persuasion

    "Negative campaigning will only dissuade people"


  1. dissuadeverb

    To convince not to try or do.

    Etymology: From dissuadeo, from dis- + suadeo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dissuadeverb

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

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

  2. Dissuadeverb

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

    Etymology: [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.]

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  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

Examples of dissuade in a Sentence

  1. Lane Newman:

    I think the market has the mindset that there is almost nothing at this stage of the game that is going to dissuade the Fed from going in December.

  2. Jose Luis Alvarez:

    Obviously there was a reaction to dissuade the protesters and that produced this unfortunate result.

  3. Josh Earnest:

    The president's comments were more in line with what officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity told CNN and other outlets after the ships were deployed Monday : that the U.S. ships were moved closer to Yemen to monitor and dissuade the Iranian convoy. Josh Earnest, though, focused on the need for the U.S. Navy ships to keep the region's waters safe for commerce. READ : Rubio, Kirk : No nuclear deal unless Iran releases reporter The movement of the -- of this particular aircraft carrier would augment the American military presence in the Gulf of Aden and would send a clear signal about our continued insistence about the free flow of commerce and the freedom of movement in the region.

  4. John McCain:

    The argument that I hear from the administration is that we don't want to provoke Vladimir Putin. That is just Orwellian... history will judge this administration incredibly harshly, the only thing that will dissuade Vladimir Putin from what he is doing is when coffins come back to the families in Russia.

  5. Simon Sandoval-Moshenberg:

    The real problem with the information sharing is not just that it has resulted in people being deported but that the specific design of it is to dissuade sponsors from coming forward, thereby keeping kids locked up for longer.

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