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Verb: persuade  pu(r)'sweyd
  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
    "persuade all before one";
    - carry, sway

Derived forms: persuades, persuaded, persuading

Type of: act upon, cause, get, have, induce, influence, make, stimulate, work

Antonym: dissuade

Encyclopedia: Persuade