AskDefine | Define dissuade

Dictionary Definition

dissuade v : turn away from by persuasion; "Negative campaigning will only dissuade people" [syn: deter] [ant: persuade]

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English

Etymology

From dissuadere ‘to advise against, to oppose by argument’, from dis- ‘against’ + suadere ‘to urge’.

Pronunciation

  • /dɪˈsweɪd/
  • Rhymes with: -eɪd

Verb

  1. To convince not to try or do.

Antonyms

Derived terms

Translations

convince not to try or do

French

Verb

  1. Form of First-person singular present subjunctive, dissuader
  2. Form of Third-person singular present subjunctive, dissuader
  3. Form of Second-person singular imperative, dissuader

Italian

Verb

dissuade

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

admonish, advise, caution, counsel, cry out against, daunt, derail, deter, discourage, divert, exhort, expostulate, frighten off, intimidate, kid out of, prick, remonstrate, talk out of, throw off, unpersuade, urge, warn
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