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dissuade

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of dissuade

  1. to steer (a person) from an activity or course of action <tried to dissuade her from her intention to drop out of college> Synonyms deter, discourage, inhibitRelated Words divert; unsell; repelNear Antonyms egg (on), exhort, goad, prod, urge; impel, induce, promptAntonyms encourage, persuade




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