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Definition of Persuade

Persuade

  1. To influence or gain over by argument, advice, entreaty, expostulation, etc.; to draw or incline to a determination by presenting sufficient motives.
  2. To try to influence.
  3. To convince by argument, or by reasons offered or suggested from reflection, etc.; to cause to believe.
  4. To inculcate by argument or expostulation; to advise; to recommend.
  5. To use persuasion; to plead; to prevail by persuasion.
  6. Persuasion.

Persuade Quotations

My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.
Winston Churchill

Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.
Abraham Lincoln

It is wise to persuade people to do things and make them think it was their own idea.
Nelson Mandela

It takes time to persuade men to do even what is for their own good.
Thomas Jefferson

When you have nothing important or interesting to say, don't let anyone persuade you to say it.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
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Persuade Translations

persuade in Danish is overtyde, overtale
persuade in Dutch is overtuigen
persuade in Finnish is suostuttaa, vakuuttaa
persuade in French is persuadez, persuadent, convaincre, persuader
persuade in Italian is persuadere, persuadere
persuade in Latin is adduco
persuade in Portuguese is persuada
persuade in Spanish is persuadir

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