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Synonyms for persuade
pərˈsweɪdper·suade

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Wiktionary

  1. persuadeverb

    Synonyms:
    convince

    Antonyms:
    dissuade

  2. persuadeverb

    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.

    Synonyms:
    convince

    Antonyms:
    dissuade

  3. persuadeverb

    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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. persuade

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

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. carry, persuade, swayverb

    win approval or support for

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

    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

    Antonyms:
    dissuade, deter

  2. persuadeverb

    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!"

    Synonyms:
    carry, sway

    Antonyms:
    deter, dissuade

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. persuadeverb

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

  2. persuadeverb

    Synonyms:
    convince, satisfy by proof or evidence

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. persuadeverb

    Synonyms:
    induce

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "persuade":

    convince, convincea, convincing, lobby

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How to use persuade in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Ryan Mauro:

    It does nothing to persuade jihadists to support Al-Shabaab and Al-Qaeda instead of ISIS and its brutality will only further alienate Muslims, when ISIS brags about massacring civilians, it is self-aware enough to include lengthy justifications. Al-Shabaab fails to do that and just looks like serial killers.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Between a stupid fascist and an intelligent fascist, prefer the intelligent one, because there is always a chance to persuade the clever one about the mistakes of his actions! There is no such a chance for stupid and ignorant fascist!

  4. Starwood Chief Executive Thomas Mangas:

    They moved mountains to persuade our board. They moved quickly and were incredibly shrewd in how they worked with us to get a deal done quickly.

  5. Jerry Nadler:

    We do not now have the evidence sorted out and everything to do an impeachment. Before you impeach somebody you have to persuade the American public that it ought to happen. You have to persuade enough of the opposition party voters, the President Donald Trump voters.


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