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DISSUADE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does dissuade mean? 

DISSUADE (verb)
  The verb DISSUADE has 1 sense:

1. turn away from by persuasion

  Familiarity information: DISSUADE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DISSUADE (verb)


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Meaning:

Turn away from by persuasion

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

dissuade; deter

Context example:

Negative campaigning will only dissuade people

Hypernyms (to "dissuade" is one way to...):

advise; counsel; rede (give advice to)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "dissuade"):

talk out of (persuade someone not to do something)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody

Sentence examples:

Sam cannot dissuade Sue
They dissuade him to write the letter

Antonym:

persuade (cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm)


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