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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

Insight into character comes from listening intently to the spoken word. The physical person, their charisma, charm and dramatic flair is more often used to persuade audiences, as they use these stealth tools of disguise and deception.
Maximillian Degenerez

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

I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created parasitic wasps with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of Caterpillars.
Charles Darwin

It is impossible to persuade a man who does not disagree, but smiles.
Muriel Spark
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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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