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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 for "persuade":

    convince, convincea, convincing, lobby

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How to use persuade in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  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. John McCallum:

    I think we have to engage the senior Chinese leaders and persuade them that what they are doing is not good for China's image in the world, it's not good for the image of corporate China, it's difficult, it won't happen tomorrow.

  4. Alex Ortega:

    Usually undocumented immigrants think that because we do not have the privilege to vote, that means that we just completely shouldn't engage at all. I think the opposite, i think we are the ones who carry the stories that can actually persuade people or educate them on some of the issues that really impact our daily life.

  5. Emeasoba George:

    Inferiority complex or mediocrity is a matter of choice. Oh! yes, no one can persuade you to feel inferior. Moreover, no one can dare to make you a mediocre without your acceptance. Yes! but come to think of that biblically. You should not accept inferiority complex or mediocrity as your fate. Because, you are one of a kind, scripture reference (Psalms 139:14). That is to say, you are a unique and uncommon creation QED. -Emeasoba George

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