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
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.
Don’t let the traumatizing years of stuffing neon orange foam into your ears dissuade you from these.
Parking problems, long lines or an on-the-go lifestyle might be enough to dissuade a hungry consumer from going to a restaurant.
A giant oak tree that dissuaded players from trying to reach in two was removed.
Voters said polls that had predicted a large majority for Macron’s camp likely dissuaded people from turning out.
Meg Whitman, chief executive of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, made one last attempt to dissuade the president in a televised interview on CNBC on Thursday before the decision was announced.
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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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