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dissuade

[dih-sweyd] /dɪˈsweɪd/
verb (used with object), dissuaded, dissuading.
1.
to deter by advice or persuasion; persuade not to do something (often followed by from):
She dissuaded him from leaving home.
2.
Archaic. to advise or urge against:
to dissuade an action.
Origin of dissuade
1505-1515
1505-15; < Latin dissuādēre, equivalent to dis- dis-1 + suādēre to recommend, urge, derivative of suād-, base of suāvis tasting agreeable; see suave
Related forms
dissuadable, adjective
dissuader, noun
predissuade, verb (used with object), predissuaded, predissuading.
undissuadable, adjective
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  • I—some of our healers can dissuade the conviction of decayed teeth.

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  • They tried to dissuade her, but she grew irritable and ordered them to go on.

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  • Thankful at first tried to dissuade her, but soon gave up the attempt.

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British Dictionary definitions for dissuade

dissuade

/dɪˈsweɪd/
verb (transitive)
1.
(often foll by from) to deter (someone) by persuasion from a course of action, policy, etc
2.
to advise against (an action, etc)
Derived Forms
dissuadable, adjective
dissuader, noun
dissuasion, noun
dissuasive, adjective
dissuasively, adverb
dissuasiveness, noun
Word Origin
C15: from Latin dissuādēre, from dis-1 + suādēre to persuade
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Word Origin and History for dissuade
v.

1510s, from Middle French dissuader and directly from Latin dissuadere "to advise against, oppose by argument," from dis- "off, against" (see dis-) + suadere "to urge" (see suasion). Related: Dissuaded; dissuading.

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