Dissuade Dis*suade", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dissuaded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dissuading}.] [L. dissuadere, dissuasum; dis- + suadere to advise, persuade: cf. F. dissuader. See {Suasion}.] 1. To advise or exhort against; to try to persuade (one from a course). [Obsolescent] [1913 Webster]

Mr. Burchell, on the contrary, dissuaded her with great ardor: and I stood neuter. --Goldsmith. [1913 Webster]

War, therefore, open or concealed, alike My voice dissuades. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. To divert by persuasion; to turn from a purpose by reasons or motives; -- with from; as, I could not dissuade him from his purpose. [1913 Webster]

I have tried what is possible to dissuade him. --Mad. D' Arblay. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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