[ oh-ver-per-sweyd ]
/ ˌoʊ vər pərˈsweɪd /

verb (used with object), o·ver·per·suad·ed, o·ver·per·suad·ing.

to persuade (a person) against his or her inclination or intention: By threats and taunts they had overpersuaded him to steal the car.
to win or bring over by persuasion.

Origin of overpersuade

First recorded in 1615–25; over- + persuade

OTHER WORDS FROM overpersuade

o·ver·per·sua·sion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for overpersuade

/ (ˌəʊvəpəˈsweɪd) /


(tr) to persuade (someone) against his inclination or judgment
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