What does persuade mean?

Definitions for persuade
pərˈsweɪdper·suade

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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.]

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. Alastair Newton:

    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.

  2. Marilyn Ferguson:

    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.

  3. Phyllis Mcginley:

    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.

  4. Harry S Truman:

    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.

  5. Ryan Korbarri:

    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.

Images & Illustrations of persuade

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