V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: to convince or persuade someone not to do something

Synonyms: deter, discourage, divert

Antonyms: persuade

Tips: The most common usage of dissuade is, "to dissuade someone from doing something." Dissuade is the opposite of persuade.

Usage Examples:

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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