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verb [transitive] formal     dissuade pronunciation in American English
/dɪˈsweɪd/
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present tense
I/you/we/theydissuade
he/she/itdissuades
present participledissuading
past tensedissuaded
past participledissuaded
  1. to persuade someone not to do something

    Campbell tried in vain to dissuade Paton from quitting.

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dissuasion

     dissuasion pronunciation in American English
/dɪˈsweɪʒ(ə)n/ noun [uncountable]
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a person who has or claims to have a lot of influence

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