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dis·suade

dissuade

 
 
pronunciation:
dih sweId
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: dissuades, dissuading, dissuaded
definition: to persuade against doing something (often fol. by "from").
Our host dissuaded us from driving in such foul weather and invited us to stay another night.He planned to join the army after high school, but his friends dissuaded him.
antonyms:
encourage, entice, induce, persuade
similar words:
discourage
derivations: dissuadable (adj.), dissuader (n.)
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