verb (used with object), dis·suad·ed, dis·suad·ing.
Origin of dissuade
Examples from the Web for dissuade
The point of publishing all the scary stats is not to dissuade people from being professional musicians.
Those excuses would do little to dissuade those enforcing the statute, if the U.S. had concrete proof of the suspected killings.
Solmaz says she has never seen police try to round up or dissuade the dealers who work around Khaneye Honarmanan.As Iran’s Marijuana Trade Thrives, Is It Becoming a Nation of Stoners?|IranWire|August 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Yet that should not stop NATO from using its resources to dissuade further Russian aggression, Volker said.Europe, Stunned by Reckless Russia, Mistrusts Feckless Ukrainian Leaders|James Kirchick|March 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Obama administration pulled out many stops at the time to dissuade Menendez from introducing his sanctions legislation.
But the cause is a proud one, and I do not attempt to dissuade you from proceeding with it.Lady Eureka, v. 3 (of 3)|Robert Folkestone Williams
They tried to dissuade him from it but he persisted, being sure that he would succeed.The Border Watch|Joseph A. Altsheler
Seeing that he was thoroughly in earnest, Angus endeavored to dissuade him, and at last apparently succeeded.The Land of Strong Men|Arthur M. Chisholm
Col. Moss was earnest in his efforts to dissuade Whicher from making the rash attempt.Life and adventures of Frank and Jesse James|J. A. Dacus
In vain did he and Doña Emilia try to dissuade Josephina from nursing the baby.Woman Triumphant|Vicente Blasco Ibaez
British Dictionary definitions for dissuade
Word Origin for dissuade
Word Origin and History for dissuade
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.