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Synonyms for persuade

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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"

    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

    dissuade, deter

  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!"

    carry, sway

    deter, dissuade


  1. persuade(verb)



  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.



  3. persuade(verb)

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



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.

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. persuade

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. persuade(v. a.)

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

  2. persuade(v. a.)

    convince, satisfy by proof or evidence

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. persuade(v)


PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    convince, convincea, convincing, lobby

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How to use persuade in a sentence?

  1. The British prime minister:

    I believe we are stronger, safer and better off inside a reformed European Union, and that is why I will be campaigning with all my heart and soul to persuade the British people to remain in the reformed European union that we have secured today.

  2. 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.

  3. Raed El-Hamed:

    The fall of Ramadi may help persuade local governments, tribal leaders ... and Sunni politicians to allow the Popular Mobilization Forces to play a role in future fights against the Islamic State.

  4. Jeb Bush:

    Every other candidate, maybe with the exception of (Ohio Gov.) John Kasich, is in the witness protection program because they sense the anger and they're worried about it, so they pull back rather than persuade. I'm not going to do that. I have to be elected on my own terms. The only way you get elected is to be authentic and genuine. And I think immigration done right is a huge driver for our success ultimately as a nation. It's what makes us different in so many ways.

  5. Dwight D Eisenhower:

    I would rather try to persuade a man to go along, because once I have persuaded him he will stick. If I scare him, he will stay just as long as he is scared, and then he is gone.

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