Synonyms and Antonyms of persuade

  1. to cause (someone) to agree with a belief or course of action by using arguments or earnest request she persuaded us that she can indeed communicate with the dead he persuaded his teachers to grant an extension Synonyms argue, bring, bring around, convert, convince, gain, get, induce, move, prevail (on or upon), satisfy, talk (into), win (over) Related Words blandish, blarney, cajole, coax, entreat, exhort, fast-talk, urge, wheedle; allure, beguile, lead on, lure, seduce, snow, tempt; brainwash, overpersuade; incline, influence, move, prompt, sell, sway; attract, draw, entice, interest; chew over, converse, debate, discuss, dispute, hash (over), moot; reason (with) Near Antonyms deter, discourage, dissuade, unsell

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to criticize severely

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