carry, persuade, swayverb
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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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
I'm not here today to take a position or persuade any of our colleagues how to vote. I am keeping an open mind about this nomination and expect this week's hearing will shed light on Judge Gorsuch's judicial approach and views of the law.
Life happens too fast for you ever to think about it. If you could just persuade people of this, but they insist on amassing information.
I tried to persuade him not to go. I didn't think it would be safe for him because of the situation with Huawei but he believed that he would fine as he had been there so many times.
Presidential leadership is the key factor. Mauricio Macri has to persuade markets, public opinion and opposition leaders. Not one or two of them: all three.
We're banking on a three - to five-year proof of concept, and after that hopefully we can persuade mainstream manufacturers to adopt it in the next five to 15 years.
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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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