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Synonyms 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"

    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. 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!"

    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.

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

    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

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

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. persuade(v)

    Synonyms:
    induce

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    convince, convincea, convincing, lobby

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How to use persuade in a sentence?

  1. Marilyn Ferguson:

    No one can persuade another to change. Each of us guards a gate of change that can only be opened from the inside. We cannot open the gate of another, either by argument or emotional appeal.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    You shouldn't persuade anyone to love, like and appreciate you. For, there is a tendency he or she will devalue you.

  3. Steve Baker:

    If the Prime Minister is not able to persuade the EU nation states to give us the four-year wait on migrant benefits then it really will be trivial, my expectation is that by the time we get to February something will be offered which will be presented as a great success, but that it will still be inconsequential.

  4. Moon Chung-in:

    The United States made excessive demands on North Korea to reach a big deal, whereas Chairman Kim was overconfident that he could persuade Trump to get what he wants for closing down the Yongbyon main nuclear complex.

  5. Francois de La Rochefoucauld:

    We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones.


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