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1. persuade

verb. ['pɝˈsweɪd'] win approval or support for.

Synonyms

  • work
  • sway
  • act upon
  • carry

Antonyms

  • linger
  • lose
  • abstain
  • lack

Etymology

  • persuadeo (Latin)

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Rhymes with Persuade

  • underplayed
  • promenade
  • metrodade
  • underpaid
  • unafraid
  • serenade
  • portrayed
  • palisade
  • overstayed
  • overplayed
  • masquerade
  • lemonade
  • downgrade
  • displayed
  • disobeyed
  • colonnade
  • brascade
  • usaid
  • upgrade
  • unswayed
  • replayed
  • prepaid
  • overpaid
  • mislaid
  • mcquaide
  • mcquaid
  • mcquade
  • mcglade
  • mcdaid
  • mcdade

How do you pronounce persuade?

Pronounce persuade as pərsˈweɪd.

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How do you spell persuade? Is it pursuade ?

A common misspelling of persuade is pursuade

Sentences with persuade


1. Adjective
Sales promotions attract new customers, reward dedicated customers and persuade occasional customers to buy.

2. Verb, base form
Your thesis argument statement lets the reader know you are trying to persuade him to your point of view.

Quotes about persuade


1. At times to be silent is to lie. You will win because you have enough brute force. But you will not convince. For to convince you need to persuade. And in order to persuade you would need what you lack: Reason and Right
- Miguel de Unamuno

2. Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking at girls and persuade themselves that they have a better idea.
- John Ciardi

3. Follow, poet, follow rightTo the bottom of the night,With your unconstraining voiceStill persuade us to rejoice;With the farming of a verseMake a vineyard of the curse,Sing of human unsuccessIn a rapture of distress;In the deserts of the heartLet the healing fountain start,In the prison of his daysTeach the free man how to praise.
- W.H. Auden, Another Time

2. persuade

verb. ['pɝˈsweɪd'] cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm.

Synonyms

  • convince
  • talk into
  • sweet-talk
  • inveigle
  • badger
  • drag
  • hustle
  • prevail
  • have
  • bring round
  • score
  • brainwash
  • induce
  • win over
  • palaver
  • convert
  • influence
  • chat up
  • tempt
  • get
  • cajole
  • charm
  • make
  • stimulate
  • sell
  • cause
  • assure
  • bring around
  • rope in
  • seduce
  • wheedle
  • coax

Antonyms

  • talk out of
  • push
  • exhale
  • stay in place

Etymology

  • persuadeo (Latin)
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