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Latin persuādēre per- per- suādēre to urge swād- in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Latin persuādeō (“I persuade").
How did you persuade Mother to agree to this?
He would not listen to anyone who tried to persuade him to stay at home.
Now I will try to persuade you.
My mother always tries to persuade me to spend time with my younger siblings.
He had the courage to step forward and take chances, and the ability to persuade others to follow.
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