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American English: /dəˈsweɪd/
British English: /dɪˈsweɪd/

transitive verb

  • to dissuade somebody (from something)
    disuadir a alguien (de algo)
    she wouldn't be dissuaded
    no hubo manera de disuadirla
    he's not easily dissuaded
    no es fácil quitarle una idea de la cabeza
    to dissuade somebody from -ingI managed to dissuade her from leaving
    logré convencerla de que no se fuera
    logré que desistiera de la idea de irse
    Example sentences
    • I had, of course, tried to dissuade him, if only for his own safety, but he would have none of it.
    • The orator persuades or dissuades someone, to argue for or against adopting a proposed opinion or course of action; the auditors play the role of critics.
    • When she had made up her mind on something it was quite hard to dissuade her from the course she had chosen.

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