[ dih-sweyd ]
/ dɪˈsweɪd /

verb (used with object), dis·suad·ed, dis·suad·ing.

to deter by advice or persuasion; persuade not to do something (often followed by from): She dissuaded him from leaving home.
Archaic. to advise or urge against: to dissuade an action.


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Origin of dissuade

1505–15; < Latin dissuādēre, equivalent to dis- dis-1 + suādēre to recommend, urge, derivative of suād-, base of suāvis tasting agreeable; see suave


dis·suad·a·ble, adjectivedis·suad·er, nounpre·dis·suade, verb (used with object), pre·dis·suad·ed, pre·dis·suad·ing.un·dis·suad·a·ble, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for dissuade

/ (dɪˈsweɪd) /

verb (tr)

(often foll by from) to deter (someone) by persuasion from a course of action, policy, etc
to advise against (an action, etc)

Derived forms of dissuade

Word Origin for dissuade

C15: from Latin dissuādēre, from dis- 1 + suādēre to persuade
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