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dissuade


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dissuade  \Dis*suade"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Dissuaded};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Dissuading}.]  [L.  dissuadere,  dissuasum  dis-  + 
  suadere  to  advise,  persuade:  cf  F.  dissuader.  See 
  {Suasion}.] 
  1.  To  advise  or  exhort  against;  to  try  to  persuade  (one  from 
  a  course).  [Obsolescent] 
 
  Mr  Burchell  on  the  contrary,  dissuaded  her  with 
  great  ardor:  and  I  stood  neuter.  --Goldsmith. 
 
  War,  therefore,  open  or  concealed,  alike  My  voice 
  dissuades.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  To  divert  by  persuasion;  to  turn  from  a  purpose  by  reasons 
  or  motives;  --  with  from  as  I  could  not  dissuade  him 
  from  his  purpose. 
 
  I  have  tried  what  is  possible  to  dissuade  him 
  --Mad.  D' 
  Arblay 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dissuade 
  v  :  turn  away  from  by  persuasion;  "Negative  campaigning  will 
  only  dissuade  people"  [syn:  {deter}]  [ant:  {persuade}] 




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