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English verb: persuade

1. persuade (social) win approval or support for


SamplesCarry all before one.
His speech did not sway the voters.


Synonymscarry, sway


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)act upon, influence, work


Verb groupcarry

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


SamplesYou can't persuade me to buy this ugly vase!.


ExamplesThey persuade him to write the letter


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE.
Somebody ----s somebody into V-ing something


Broader (hypernym)cause, get, have, induce, make, stimulate


Narrower (hyponym)assure, badger, blarney, brainwash, bring around, bring round, cajole, charm, chat up, coax, convert, convince, drag, hustle, influence, inveigle, make, palaver, prevail, rope in, score, seduce, sell, sweet-talk, talk into, tempt, tempt, wheedle, win over


Antonymsdissuade, deter









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