carry, persuade, sway(verb)
win approval or support for
"Carry all before one"; "His speech did not sway the voters"
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!"
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.
To urge, plead; to try to convince (someone to do something).
Etymology: From persuadeo.
to influence or gain over by argument, advice, entreaty, expostulation, etc.; to draw or incline to a determination by presenting sufficient motives
to try to influence
to convince by argument, or by reasons offered or suggested from reflection, etc.; to cause to believe
to inculcate by argument or expostulation; to advise; to recommend
to use persuasion; to plead; to prevail by persuasion
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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, -suasum—per, thoroughly, suadēre, to advise.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'persuade' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3950
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'persuade' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3809
Rank popularity for the word 'persuade' in Verbs Frequency: #398
The numerical value of persuade in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of persuade in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Finland is going to be facing a domestic austerity program which is going to make it even harder to persuade Finns to vote for more concessions for the Greeks.
No one can persuade another to change. Each of us guards a gate of change that can only be opened from the inside. We cannot open the gate of another, either by argument or emotional appeal.
To be a housewife is ... a difficult, a wrenching, sometimes an ungrateful job if it is looked on only as a job. Regarded as a profession, it is the noblest as it is the most ancient of the catalogue. Let none persuade us differently or the world is lost indeed.
I sit here all day trying to persuade people to do the things they ought to have the sense to do without my persuading them. That's all the powers of the President amount to.
They did not know what I was doing before, they are more aware now although they tried to persuade me to leave my job. I told them this is the way I live and I will stick with it, it used to be a taboo but we openly talk about it now. Many parents did not realize there are so many LGBT people here until then.
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- запэ́ўніваць, запэ́ўніцьBelarusian
- persuadirCatalan, Valencian
- überreden, gewinnenGerman
- وادار کردنPersian
- vakuuttaa, taivuttaaFinnish
- iompaichScottish Gaelic
- राज़ी करनाHindi
- 説得, 説くJapanese
- overhalen, overreden, persuaderen, overtuigenDutch
- уговорить, убеждать, убедить, уговариватьRussian
- ikna etmekTurkish
- قائل کرناUrdu
- thuyết phụcVietnamese
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