verb (used with object), per·suad·ed, per·suad·ing.
Origin of persuade
Examples from the Web for persuaded
Or has the see and hear and speak-no-evil stance of the Republican House persuaded him that he is in the clear?
His big break came in 1992 when an aging cardinal plucked him from his outback and persuaded the Vatican to make him a bishop.
Later it became clear that he had persuaded Eisenhower to leave SHAPE and run for president in 1952.
Reagan made the case for his speech, and Goldwater was persuaded.
And they are who must be persuaded, if climate change action is to become a reality.Is Caring About Climate Change an Essential Part of LGBT Identity?|Jay Michaelson|September 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
How Phyl had met Silas, how he had persuaded her to get into the phaton with him, the accident and all the rest.The Ghost Girl|H. De Vere Stacpoole
The dog at first was inconsolable, and could scarcely be persuaded to eat anything.Anecdotes of Dogs|Edward Jesse
His story was, that he persuaded the Indians to abandon the British; that in the end we would ruin them, &c.
The Faithful became alarmed and the Khalf Osmn was persuaded to put a stop to such a danger.The Faith of Islam|Edward Sell
Already she had persuaded herself that she had not wanted that.The Creators|May Sinclair
British Dictionary definitions for persuaded
verb (tr; may take a clause as object or an infinitive)
Word Origin for persuade
Word Origin and History for persuaded
1510s, from Middle French persuader (14c.), from Latin persuadere "to bring over by talking," (see persuasion). Related: Persuaded; persuading.