V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: to convince or persuade someone not to do something
Synonyms: deter, discourage, divert
Tips: The most common usage of dissuade is, "to dissuade someone from doing something." Dissuade is the opposite of persuade.
There was nothing anyone could do to dissuade her from going on the dangerous trip. (discourage)
After a long talk, John was able to dissuade Emily from marrying the man who had been unfaithful to her. (deter)
It is often difficult to dissuade someone from a firmly held political viewpoint. (divert)
The bad review did not dissuade me from seeing the movie. (deter, discourage)
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