- To dissuade is defined as to try to talk someone out of something or to convince someone not to do or believe something.
When your friend plans to go to a party and you talk him out of it, this is an example of a situation where you dissuade him.
transitive verbdis·suad·ed, dis·suad·ing, dis·suades
Origin of dissuadeLatin dissuādēre : dis-, dis- + suādēre, to advise; see swād- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present dissuades, present participle dissuading, simple past and past participle dissuaded)
- To convince not to try or do.