Persuade : Definition

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Definitions of Persuade

Pronunciation : Per*suade"
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [L. persuadere, persuasum; per + suadere to advise, persuade: cf. F. persuader. See Per-, and Suasion.]
Definition : 1. To influence or gain over by argument, advice, entreaty, expostulation, etc.; to draw or incline to a determination by presenting sufficient motives. Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian. Acts xxvi. 28. We will persuade him, be it possible. Shak.

2. To try to influence. [Obsolescent] Hearken not unto Hezekiah, when he persuadeth you. 2 Kings xviii. 32.

3. To convince by argument, or by reasons offered or suggested from reflection, etc.; to cause to believe. Beloved, we are persuaded better things of you. Heb. vi. 9.

4. To inculcate by argument or expostulation; to advise; to recommend. Jer. Taylor.

Syn. -- To convince; induce; prevail on; win over; allure; entice. See Convince.

t. [imp. & p. p. Persuaded; p. pr. & vb. n. Persuading.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Per*suade"
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To use persuasion; to plead; to prevail by persuasion. Shak.

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Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Per*suade"
Part of Speech : n.
Definition : Defn: Persuasion. [Obs.] Beau. & Fl.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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