over·​per·​suade ˌō-vər-pər-ˈswād How to pronounce overpersuade (audio)
overpersuaded; overpersuading; overpersuades

transitive verb

: to persuade to act contrary to one's conviction or preference
overpersuasion noun

Word History

First Known Use

1639, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of overpersuade was in 1639

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“Overpersuade.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overpersuade. Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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