Synonyms for persuade
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Wiktionary3.4 / 5 votes
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.
To urge, plead; to try to convince (someone to do something).
English Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote
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.
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote
Princeton's WordNet3.0 / 1 vote
carry, persuade, swayverb
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
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!"
Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes
Convince vs. Persuade -- In this Grammar.com article you will learn the differences between the words Convince and Persuade.
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To what extent can you persuade guests to continue buying or consuming the same amount of products? If the beer or wine gets more expensive, would you drink the same amount as before?
It could well be that some of the candidates – especially the more conservative candidates -- could get a boost if they’re able to persuade voters in these Republican primaries that they are really viable presidential material.
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.
When Laura Poitras asked me if she could film our encounters, I was extremely reluctant, i'm grateful that I allowed her to persuade me. The result is a brave and brilliant film that deserves the honor and recognition it has received.
A man convinced of his own merit will accept misfortune as an honor, for thus can he persuade others, as well as himself, that he is a worthy target for the arrows of fate.
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- запэ́ўніваць, запэ́ўніцьBelarusian
- persuadirCatalan, Valencian
- gewinnen, überredenGerman
- وادار کردنPersian
- taivuttaa, vakuuttaaFinnish
- iompaichScottish Gaelic
- राज़ी करनाHindi
- 説く, 説得Japanese
- persuaderen, overtuigen, overreden, overhalenDutch
- уговорить, уговаривать, убедить, убеждатьRussian
- ikna etmekTurkish
- قائل کرناUrdu
- thuyết phụcVietnamese
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