dissuade v : turn away from by persuasion; "Negative campaigning will only dissuade people" [syn: deter] [ant: persuade]
EtymologyFrom dissuadere ‘to advise against, to oppose by argument’, from dis- ‘against’ + suadere ‘to urge’.
- Rhymes with: -eɪd
- To convince not to try or do.
convince not to try or do