Dis*suade" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dissuaded; p. pr. & vb. n. Dissuading.] [L. dissuadere, dissuasum; dis- + suadere to advise, persuade: cf. F. dissuader. See Suasion.]
To advise or exhort against; to try to persuade (one from a course).
Mr. Burchell, on the contrary, dissuaded her with great ardor: and I stood neuter.
War, therefore, open or concealed, alike
My voice dissuades.
To divert by persuasion; to turn from a purpose by reasons or motives; -- with from; as, I could not dissuade him from his purpose.
I have tried what is possible to dissuade him.
Mad. D' Arblay.
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