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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

Theology is never any help; it is searching in a dark cellar at midnight for a black cat that isn't there. Theologians can persuade themselves of anything.
Robert A. Heinlein

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

For when they see the people swarm into the streets, and daily wet to the skin with rain, and yet cannot persuade them to go out of the rain, they do keep themselves within their houses, seeing they cannot remedy the folly of the people.
Thomas More

We're not going to persuade people in the developing world to go without, but neither can we afford a planet on which everyone lives like an American. Billions more people living in suburbs and driving SUVs to shopping malls is a recipe for planetary suicide. We can't even afford to continue that way of life ourselves.
Alex Steffen
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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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