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Persuade meaning

persuade - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm; " You can't persuade me to buy this ugly vase!"
  2. 2. To influence or gain over by argument, advice, entreaty, expostulation, etc.; to draw or incline to a determination by presenting sufficient motives.
  3. 3. To try to influence.
  4. 4. To convince by argument, or by reasons offered or suggested from reflection, etc.; to cause to believe.
  5. 5. To inculcate by argument or expostulation; to advise; to recommend.
  6. 6. To use persuasion; to plead; to prevail by persuasion.
  7. 7. Persuasion.
  8. 8. To influence by reasoning, entreaty, & c.; prevail on; convince.

persuade - examples of usage

  1. It is one of the things I am trying to persuade women to give up.
  2. I knew he wanted me to be his wife; I thought it might be right; I thought I could do something that way; and- and I tried to persuade myself. - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
  3. No, she wouldn't, in spite of all his efforts to persuade himself that she would. - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
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