Advertisement

persuade (v.)

"lead to the opinion or conclusion (that), make (one) believe or think, successfully urge the acceptance or practice of," 1510s, from French persuader (14c.), from Latin persuadere "to bring over by talking," (see persuasion). From 1530s as "prevail upon, as by demonstration, arguments, etc." Related: Persuaded; persuading.

Others are reading

Advertisement
Definitions of persuade from WordNet

persuade (v.)
win approval or support for;
Synonyms: carry / sway
persuade (v.)
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!
From wordnet.princeton.edu