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. Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince:

    ...people are by nature fickle, and it is easy to persuade them of something, but difficult to keep them persuaded.

  2. Walid Abdul-Wahab:

    It was a real challenge to persuade them there was a true market.

  3. Adam Schiff:

    The problem is that we are struggling, even in the midst of this solid evidence, to persuade our allies to join us in any kind of a response and it shows just how isolated the United States has become.

  4. Bernard Membe:

    This is a crisis that should not be transformed into an ethnic crisis, it is better for the African countries, including Tanzania, to persuade the administration Burundi to comply and admit the AU intervention.

  5. Jerrold Nadler:

    Before you impeach somebody, you have to persuade the American public that it ought to happen.

Images & Illustrations of persuade

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