Definition of dissuade verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

dissuade

 verb
verb
NAmE//dɪˈsweɪd//
 
dissuade somebody (from something/from doing something)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they dissuade
 
he / she / it dissuades
 
past simple dissuaded
 
-ing form dissuading
 
 
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to persuade someone not to do something I tried to dissuade him from giving up his job. They were going to set off in the fog, but were dissuaded.
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