Persuade Definition

persuaded, persuades, persuading
persuaded, persuades, persuading
To cause to do something by reasoning, urging, or inducement; prevail upon.
Webster's New World
To induce to believe something; convince.
Webster's New World

Origin of Persuade

  • Latin persuādēre per- per- suādēre to urge swād- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin persuādeō (“I persuade").

    From Wiktionary

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