dissuade - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] formal 

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/dɪˈsweɪd/
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.

derived word

dissuasion

 

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/dɪˈsweɪʒ(ə)n/
noun [uncountable]