What does persuade mean?

Definitions for persuade
pərˈsweɪdper·suade

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. carry, persuade, sway(verb)

    win approval or support for

    "Carry all before one"; "His speech did not sway the voters"

  2. persuade(verb)

    cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm

    "You can't persuade me to buy this ugly vase!"

Wiktionary

  1. persuade(Verb)

    To successfully convince (someone) to agree to, accept, or do something, usually through reasoning and verbal influence. Compare sway.

    That salesman was able to persuade me into buying this bottle of lotion.

    Etymology: From persuadeo.

  2. persuade(Verb)

    To urge, plead; to try to convince (someone to do something).

    Etymology: From persuadeo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Persuade(verb)

    to influence or gain over by argument, advice, entreaty, expostulation, etc.; to draw or incline to a determination by presenting sufficient motives

  2. Persuade(verb)

    to try to influence

  3. Persuade(verb)

    to convince by argument, or by reasons offered or suggested from reflection, etc.; to cause to believe

  4. Persuade(verb)

    to inculcate by argument or expostulation; to advise; to recommend

  5. Persuade(verb)

    to use persuasion; to plead; to prevail by persuasion

  6. Persuade(noun)

    persuasion

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Persuade

    per-swād′, v.t. to influence successfully by argument, advice, &c.: to bring to any particular opinion: to cause to believe: to convince.—adj. Persuad′able.—n. Persuad′er.—adj. Persuā′sible, capable of being persuaded.—ns. Persuā′sibleness, Persuasibil′ity; Persuā′sion, act of persuading: state of being persuaded: settled opinion: a creed: a party adhering to a creed: (Spens.) an inducement.—adjs. Persuā′sive, Persuā′sory, having the power to persuade: influencing the mind or passions.—n. that which persuades or wins over.—adv. Persuā′sively.—n. Persuā′siveness. [Fr.,—L. persuadēre, -suasumper, thoroughly, suadēre, to advise.]

Editors Contribution

  1. persuade

    To convince. help someone to come to the truth. not forcing them to accept, but to think about it.

    Mary was trying to persuade Philip to change his mind.

    Submitted by anonymous on November 9, 2015  
  2. persuade

    To help someone to come to the truth.not forcing them to accept, but to think about it.

    Mary was trying to persuade Philip to change his mind.

    Submitted by anonymous on November 9, 2015  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'persuade' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3950

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'persuade' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3809

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'persuade' in Verbs Frequency: #398

How to pronounce persuade?

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How to say persuade in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of persuade in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of persuade in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of persuade in a Sentence

  1. Abraham Lincoln:

    Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.

  2. John Bolton:

    He said he's open to a third summit, none has been scheduled, and some time may have to go by.  But he's prepared to engage again because he does think that the prospects for North Korea, which he's been trying to persuade Kim Jong Un to accept if they denuclearized, are really quite spectacular.

  3. John McCallum:

    I think we have to engage the senior Chinese leaders and persuade them that what they are doing is not good for China's image in the world, it's not good for the image of corporate China, it's difficult, it won't happen tomorrow.

  4. Marcus Aurelius:

    Remember that what pulls the strings is the force hidden within; there lies the power to persuade, there the life -- there, if one must speak out, the real man.

  5. Bill Chandler:

    We stood vigil outside of the house for about five hours, iCE was trying to persuade Daniela to come out of the house. Of course, she refused. They went and got a search warrant. ... Then they decided to break into the house and confront her.

Images & Illustrations of persuade

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