- 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.
Origin of dissuade
Related Words for dissuadingprevent, discourage, thwart, faze, deter, warn, divert, hinder, counsel, prick, exhort, expostulate, deprecate, remonstrate, derail, disincline
Examples from the Web for dissuading
Historical Examples of dissuading
Does the whole duty of the doctor consist in dissuading the patient from marriage?The Sexual Question
I and Caroline Abbott had the greatest difficulty in dissuading her from the Riviera.Where Angels Fear to Tread
E. M. Forster
He held up a dissuading hand, as the other would have spoken.The Market-Place
Fortunately for Rumania, they succeeded in dissuading him from his purpose.Current History, A Monthly Magazine
New York Times
But Chilo fell to dissuading and entreating them by all the gods not to do so.Quo Vadis
- (often foll by from) to deter (someone) by persuasion from a course of action, policy, etc
- to advise against (an action, etc)