Definition of Dissuade

1. Verb. Turn away from by persuasion. "They dissuade him to write the letter"; "Negative campaigning will only dissuade people"

Exact synonyms: Deter
Specialized synonyms: Talk Out Of
Generic synonyms: Advise, Counsel, Rede
Derivative terms: Determent, Deterrence, Deterrent, Dissuasion, Dissuasion, Dissuasive
Antonyms: Persuade



Definition of Dissuade

1. v. t. To advise or exhort against; to try to persuade (one from a course).

Definition of Dissuade

1. Verb. (transitive) To convince not to try or do. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dissuade

1. to persuade not to do something [v -SUADED, -SUADING, -SUADES]

Medical Definition of Dissuade

1. 1. To advise or exhort against; to try to persuade (one from a course). "Mr. Burchell, on the contrary, dissuaded her with great ardor: and I stood neuter." (Goldsmith) "War, therefore, open or concealed, alike My voice dissuades." (Milton) 2. To divert by persuasion; to turn from a purpose by reasons or motives; with from; as, I could not dissuade him from his purpose. "I have tried what is possible to dissuade him." (Mad. D' Arblay) Origin: L. Dissuadere, dissuasum; dis- + suadere to advise, persuade: cf. F. Dissuader. See Suasion. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Dissuade

dissonancies
dissonancy
dissonant
dissonantly
dissonate
dissonated
dissonates
dissonating
dissorophid
dissorophids
disspirit
disspirited
disspiriting
disspirits
dissuade (current term)
dissuaded
dissuader
dissuaders
dissuades
dissuading
dissuasion
dissuasions
dissuasive
dissuasively
dissuasiveness
dissuasory
dissunder
dissundered
dissundering

Literary usage of Dissuade

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Memoirs of the Duke of Sully: Prime Minister to Henry the Great by Maximilien de Béthune Sully, Walter Scott (1890)
"... manufactory in France—Conversations on this subject, in which he endeavours to dissuade Henry from this design—Remarks on his opinion of wearing silk, ..."

2. The History of the Popes, from the Close of the Middle Ages: Drawn from the by Ludwig Pastor, Frederick Ignatius Antrobus, Ralph Francis Kerr (1894)
"... on the Republic as a perpetual fief* Before the departure of Pius II. from Siena, attempts were again made to dissuade him from holding a Congress. ..."

3. Among the Isles of Shoals by Celia Thaxter (1873)
"This time it blew half a gale ; the fishermen in vain endeavored to dissuade him. JIo was so intensely anxious to be assured of tho truth or fiction of the ..."

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