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dissuade (v.)

1510s, from French dissuader and directly from Latin dissuadere "to advise against, oppose by argument," from dis- "off, against" (see dis-) + suadere "to urge, incite, promote, advise, persuade," literally "recommend as good" (related to suavis "sweet"), from PIE root *swād- "sweet, pleasant" (see sweet (adj.)).. Related: Dissuaded; dissuading.

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Definitions of dissuade from WordNet

dissuade (v.)
turn away from by persuasion;
Negative campaigning will only dissuade people
Synonyms: deter
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