Definition of persuade in English:
verb[with objectand infinitive]
- The arguments and results may persuade you to change the way you coach this critical skill.
- After several minutes reasoning, Rachel was persuaded to give the mouse freedom in the front garden.
- They only lived in Las Vegas for six months, until Jena persuaded her mom to move to Los Angeles.
- Applying that standard we were not persuaded of the guilt of the employee and we could not move honestly to dismissal.
- Why would individuals expend effort to persuade an audience about something that it already believes?
- He persuaded Americans to believe not only in their power but also in the righteousness of that power.
- She explained that the event had finally persuaded her husband to wear his thick glasses in public.
- His top-rated programme now persuades people to go out and buy satellite receivers.
- Laurel and Hardy's best performances persuade you that humiliation is not all it's cracked up to be.
For a discussion of the difference between persuade and convince, see convince (usage).
Late 15th century: from Latin persuadere, from per- 'through, to completion' + suadere 'advise'.
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