- The definition of persuade is to convince someone to do or think something.
An example ofpersuade is when you make a strong argument for why your idea is right and your argument convinces your boss to implement your idea.
persuade definition by Webster's New World
persuade definition by American Heritage Dictionary
transitive verb per·suad·ed, per·suad·ing, per·suades
Origin: Latin persuādēre : per-, per- + suādēre, to urge; see swād- in Indo-European roots.
- per·suadˈa·ble adjective
- per·suadˈer noun