Persuade definition

pər-swād
To induce to believe something; convince.
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To cause to do something by reasoning, urging, or inducement; prevail upon.
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(now rare, dialectal) To urge, plead; to try to convince (someone to do something).
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To successfully convince (someone) to agree to, accept, or do something, usually through reasoning and verbal influence. Compare sway.

That salesman was able to persuade me into buying this bottle of lotion.

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The definition of persuade is to convince someone to do or think something.

An example of persuade is when you make a strong argument for why your idea is right and your argument convinces your boss to implement your idea.

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To cause (someone) to accept a point of view or to undertake a course of action by means of argument, reasoning, or entreaty.
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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