To dissuade is defined as to try to talk someone out of something or to convince someone not to do or believe something.(verb)
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.
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transitive verb dis·suad·ed, dis·suad·ing, dis·suades
Origin: Latin dissuādēre
Origin: : dis-, dis-
Origin: + suādēre, to advise; see swād- in Indo-European roots.
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