What does dissuade mean?

Definitions for dissuadedɪˈsweɪd

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word dissuade.

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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon:

    This is not meant to be punitive, but rather to dissuade others from carrying out terrorist attacks.

  2. Jose Luis Alvarez:

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

  3. Gordon Sondlund:

    I think everyone has their head down and they're focused on the goal, and we haven't seen or heard anything to dissuade us at this point.

  4. 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.

  5. Jessica Adams:

    The burden of proof is not on Astrology to prove that it does work. The burden of proof is on skeptics and cynics to give us evidence that would dissuade the millions of people who believe in it to go the other way.

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