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  Definition of persuade
  1. 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!"
  2. win approval or support for; "Carry all before one"; "His speech did not sway the voters"
Similar Words: carry, sway

 

Hyponyms: bring round, bring around, badger, sell, chat up, talk into, rope in, wheedle, cajole, palaver, blarney, coax, sweet-talk, inveigle, convert, win over, convince, brainwash, assure, charm, influence, tempt, prevail, drag, seduce, score, make

 

Grouped Verbs: carry

 

Derivational Morphology: persuasion, suasion, persuader, inducer, sway

 

Language Translations:
Chinese: 说服   Danish: overbevise  
Dutch: overtuigen   Finnish: taivuttaa  
French: persuader   German: überreden  
Hungarian: rábeszél   Italian: persuadere  
Japanese: 説得   Korean: 설득하다  
Latin: persuadere   Norwegian: overtale  
Portuguese: persuadir   Russian: убеждать  
Spanish: persuadir   Swedish: övertyga  
Vietnamese: thuyết phục  
 
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