What does persuade mean?

Definitions for persuade
pərˈsweɪdper·suade

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. carry, persuade, swayverb

    win approval or support for

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

  2. persuadeverb

    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. persuadeverb

    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. persuadeverb

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

    Etymology: From persuadeo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Persuadeverb

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

  2. Persuadeverb

    to try to influence

  3. Persuadeverb

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

  4. Persuadeverb

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

  5. Persuadeverb

    to use persuasion; to plead; to prevail by persuasion

  6. Persuadenoun

    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.]

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

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

  3. Verbs Frequency

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

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  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. Michael Bennet:

    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.

  2. Kurt Vonnegut Jr.:

    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.

  3. Feng Chongyi:

    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.

  4. Julio Burdman:

    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.

  5. Ian Davies:

    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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