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Definition of dissuade verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

dissuade

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//dɪˈsweɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈsweɪd//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they dissuade
BrE BrE//dɪˈsweɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈsweɪd//
 
he / she / it dissuades
BrE BrE//dɪˈsweɪdz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈsweɪdz//
 
past simple dissuaded
BrE BrE//dɪˈsweɪdɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈsweɪdɪd//
 
past participle dissuaded
BrE BrE//dɪˈsweɪdɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈsweɪdɪd//
 
-ing form dissuading
BrE BrE//dɪˈsweɪdɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈsweɪdɪŋ//
 
 
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dissuade somebody (from something/from doing something) to persuade somebody 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. Word Origin late 15th cent. (in the sense ‘advise against’): from Latin dissuadere, from dis- (expressing reversal) + suadere ‘advise, persuade’.Extra examples I tried to dissuade him from resigning. She made no attempt to dissuade him. They were going to set off in the fog but were dissuaded.
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