persuade synonyms

Here's a list of possible synonyms and antonyms for the term persuade:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. carry, persuade, sway(verb)

    win approval or support for

    Synonyms:
    rock, express, channel, persuade, 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

    Antonyms:
    dissuade, deter

  2. persuade(verb)

    cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm

    Synonyms:
    carry, sway

    Antonyms:
    deter, dissuade

Wiktionary

  1. persuade(verb)

    Synonyms:
    convince

    Antonyms:
    dissuade

  2. persuade(verb)

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

    Synonyms:
    convince

    Antonyms:
    dissuade

  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.

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. persuade(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    induce, influence, lead, incite, impel, actuate, set on, prevail upon, bring over, win over, bring round

  2. persuade(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    convince, satisfy by proof or evidence

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

convince, convincea, convincing, lobby



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