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verb [transitive] formal dissuade pronunciation in British English /dɪˈsweɪd/
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present tense
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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 dissuade pronunciation in British English /dɪˈsweɪʒ(ə)n/ noun [uncountable]


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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