persuade definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To cause to attempt a program of activity or embrace a point of view by means of debate, thinking, or entreaty: "to help make kiddies fit to reside in a society by persuading them to understand and take its rules” ( Alan W. Watts). See Usage Note at convince.
    • To influence or gain over by argument, advice, entreaty, expostulation, etc.; to draw or incline to a determination by providing sufficient motives.
    • to attempt to influence.
    • To convince by argument, or by reasons offered or suggested from expression, etc.; to cause to believe.
    • To inculcate by debate or expostulation; to advise; to recommend.
  • verb:
    • To successfully convince (some one) to consent to, accept, or make a move, typically through reasoning and spoken influence. Compare sway.
    • To urge, plead; to try and convince (someone to make a move).
    • cause someone to consider a specific place, belief, or strategy; angle a person's supply
    • winnings approval or help for
  • verb-intransitive:
    • to make use of persuasion; to plead; to prevail by persuasion.
  • noun:
    • Persuasion.
    • Persuasion.
  • others:
    • To advise; advice; encourage the acceptance or training of; commend by exposition, debate, demonstration, etc.; inculcate.
    • To lead into the opinion or summary (that); make (one) believe or think: regularly followed by that.
    • To prevail upon, as by demonstration, exposition, argument, entreaty, expostulation, etc.; argue or reason into a certain belief or course of conduct; induce; win over.
    • To convince, as by argument or explanations provided.
    • Synonyms Convince, Persuade (see convince), prevail on,lead.
    • to utilize persuasion.

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