What are some opposite words for persuade?

Antonyms for persuade
pərˈsweɪd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. carry, persuade, sway(verb)

    win approval or support for

    "Carry all before one"; "His speech did not sway the voters"

    Antonyms:
    dissuade, deter

    Synonyms:
    rock, express, channel, post, transport, pack, convey, sway, swing, acquit, hold, deport, impart, gestate, expect, dribble, shake, extend, run, have a bun in the oven, transmit, take, carry, stock, conduct, comport, bear, behave, stockpile, contain

  2. persuade(verb)

    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!"

    Antonyms:
    deter, dissuade

    Synonyms:
    carry, sway

Wiktionary

  1. persuade(verb)

    Antonyms:
    dissuade

    Synonyms:
    convince

  2. persuade(verb)

    To successfully convince (someone) to agree to, accept, or do something, usually through reasoning and verbal influence. Compare sway.

    That salesman was able to persuade me into buying this bottle of lotion.

    Antonyms:
    dissuade

    Synonyms:
    convince

  3. persuade(verb)

    To urge, plead; to try to convince (someone to do something).

    Synonyms:
    convince

    Antonyms:
    dissuade

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. persuade

    Of these words convince alone has no direct reference to moving the will, denoting an effect upon the understanding only; one may be convinced of his duty without doing it, or he may be convinced of truth that has no manifest connection with duty or action, as of a mathematical proposition. To persuade is to bring the will of another to a desired decision by some influence exerted upon it short of compulsion; one may be convinced that the earth is round; he may be persuaded to travel round it; but persuasion is so largely dependent upon conviction that it is commonly held to be the orator's work first to convince in order that he may persuade. Coax is a slighter word than persuade, seeking the same end by shallower methods, largely by appeal to personal feeling, with or without success; as, a child coaxes a parent to buy him a toy. One may be brought over, induced, or prevailed upon by means not properly included in persuasion, as by bribery or intimidation; he is won over chiefly by personal influence. Compare INFLUENCE.

    Antonyms:
    deter, discourage, dissuade, hinder, hold back, repel, restrain

    Synonyms:
    allure, bring over, coax, convince, dispose, entice, impel, incite, incline, induce, influence, lead, move, prevail on, prevail upon, urge, win over

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. persuade

    Antonyms:
    deter, disincline, indispose, mispersuade, misinduce, coerce, compel

    Synonyms:
    induce, influence, incline, convince, dispose, urge, allure, incite

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. persuade(v)

    Synonyms:
    induce

How to use persuade in a sentence?

  1. Nguyen Dinh Gia:

    I tried to persuade him not to go, i told him the money he had earned in France was huge for the family.

  2. Daniel Garza:

    You have to have an ability to persuade, to negotiate, to coalesce people and that's where Barack Obama has failed.

  3. Marcus Aurelius Antoninus:

    Remember that what pulls the strings is the force hidden within there lies the power to persuade, there the life,--there, if one must speak out, the real man.

  4. Thich Nhat Hanh:

    When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you don't blame the lettuce. You look for reasons it is not doing well. It may need fertilizer, or more water, or less sun. You never blame the lettuce. Yet if we have problems with our friends or our family, we blame the other person. But if we know how to take care of them, they will grow well, like the lettuce. Blaming has no positive effect at all, nor does trying to persuade using reason and argument. That is my experience. If you understand, and you show that you understand, you can love, and the situation will change.

  5. Panumard Yarnwaidsakul:

    We have to persuade Thais to accept condoms as a hygiene item in everyday life to protect against pregnancy and AIDS.

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#22854hinder
#25684compel
#30094restrain
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#48826coerce
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