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verb (used with object), o·ver·per·suad·ed, o·ver·per·suad·ing.
  1. to persuade (a person) against his or her inclination or intention: By threats and taunts they had overpersuaded him to steal the car.
  2. to win or bring over by persuasion.
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Origin of overpersuade

First recorded in 1615–25; over- + persuade
Related formso·ver·per·sua·sion, noun
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Examples from the Web for overpersuade

Historical Examples

  • It was a spontaneous throe of the imagination, which had force to overpersuade the organs of perception.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 378, April, 1847


  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for overpersuade


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