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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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