Definition of dissuade
1a : to advise (a person) against something … dissuading us from base thoughts, low ends, ignoble gains … — A. T. Quiller-Couchb archaic : to advise against (an action)
2 : to turn from something by persuasion unable to dissuade him from going
Examples of dissuade in a Sentence
Our warnings did not dissuade them.
tried to dissuade her from her intention to drop out of college
Recent Examples of dissuade from the Web
The value of Ackman's now $1.1 billion stake started to fall Tuesday, as investors worried that the news of sickened Chipotle customers in Sterling, Va., would dissuade other consumers from visiting the Mexican food chain.
Rouhani speculated that such statements seek to dissuade Iran from continuing to comply with the nuclear deal.
Those changes did little to dissuade his dissenters on Wednesday.
As Mueller expands his team of investigators, the question now is how long Trump’s advisers will be able to dissuade him from going after the special counsel.
For years, Martinez has hit behind Miguel Cabrera in the Tigers' order, dissuading opposing pitchers from working around the two-time Most Valuable Player.
They aren’t dissuaded by the army’s massacre of hundreds of protesting Brotherhood members and supporters in Rabaa al-Adawiya.
Even a personal warning from President Barack Obama did not dissuade him.
These age-old rituals were meant to dissuade the monstrous deity Rah from gobbling up the life-sustaining sun.
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DISSUADE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of dissuade for English Language Learners
: to convince (someone) not to do something
DISSUADE Defined for Kids
Definition of dissuade for Students
: to persuade or advise not to do something “Don't attempt to dissuade me. I see my duty.” — Oliver Butterworth, The Enormous Egg
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