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overpersuade

[ oh-ver-per-sweyd ]
/ 藢o蕣 v蓹r p蓹r藞swe瑟d /
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verb (used with object), o路ver路per路suad路ed, o路ver路per路suad路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.
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Origin of overpersuade

First recorded in 1615鈥25; over- + persuade

OTHER WORDS FROM overpersuade

o路ver路per路sua路sion, noun
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How to use overpersuade in a sentence

  • I am not sure that I do not now regret that I allowed my church-wardens to overpersuade me on this point.

    The Altar Steps|Compton MacKenzie
  • And Wulfhere and I tried a little to overpersuade her, but then a groom came to say that all was ready.

    A Thane of Wessex|Charles W. Whistler
  • It was a spontaneous throe of the imagination, which had force to overpersuade the organs of perception.

  • Because by gaining her he would the more easily overpersuade her husband to give his consent.

British Dictionary definitions for overpersuade

overpersuade
/ (藢蓹蕣v蓹p蓹藞swe瑟d) /

verb
(tr) to persuade (someone) against his inclination or judgment
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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