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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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
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
It's going to persuade some people to take another look and likely they'll find better opportunities than they thought were available.
The whole drift of my education goes to persuade me that the world of our present consciousness is only one out of many worlds of consciousness that exist.
Some of them are at university, but you'll find an awful lot of these people have learned these skills by going to Google and taught themselves, we hope to persuade them to formalize those skills and move into jobs.
Usually undocumented immigrants think that because we do not have the privilege to vote, that means that we just completely shouldn't engage at all. I think the opposite, i think we are the ones who carry the stories that can actually persuade people or educate them on some of the issues that really impact our daily life.
It does nothing to persuade jihadists to support Al-Shabaab and Al-Qaeda instead of ISIS and its brutality will only further alienate Muslims, when ISIS brags about massacring civilians, it is self-aware enough to include lengthy justifications. Al-Shabaab fails to do that and just looks like serial killers.
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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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