Definition of dissuade
- … dissuading us from base thoughts, low ends, ignoble gains …
- —A. T. Quiller-Couch
- unable to dissuade him from going
Our warnings did not dissuade them.
tried to dissuade her from her intention to drop out of college
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: to convince (someone) not to do something
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