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.
- to turn (a person) aside (from a course, etc.) by persuasion or advice
- Obs. to advise against (an action)
Origin of dissuadeClassical Latin dissuadere ; from dis-, away, from + suadere, to persuade: see sweet
transitive verbdis·suad·ed, dis·suad·ing, dis·suades
Origin of dissuadeLatin dissuad&emacron;re : dis-, dis- + suad&emacron;re, to advise; see swad- 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.