persuade


persuade
I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. induce, prevail upon, win [over]; convince, satisfy, assure. See belief, cause, influence.
II
(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To influence]
Syn. convince, move, induce, satisfy, inveigle, assure, cajole, incline, talk someone into something, win over, bring around, bring over, lead to believe, gain the confidence of, prevail on, prevail upon, overcome another's resistance, wear down, bring to one's senses, win an argument, make one's point, gain the confidence of, make someone see the light*, cram down one's throat*, sell*, sell a bill of goods*, sell on*, turn someone on to*; see also influence .
Ant. dissuade*, neglect, dampen.
2. [To urge]
Syn. exhort, coax, prompt; see urge 1 , 2 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
talk into, prevail upon, influence, motivate, induce, cajole, sell on, wear down, urge, *twist one's arm, coax, sway, prompt, brainwash.
ANT.: dissuade, talk out of, discourage
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To succeed in causing (a person) to act in a certain way: argue into, bring, bring around (or round), convince, get, induce, prevail on (or upon), sell (on), talk into. See PERSUASION. 2. To cause (another) to believe or feel sure about something: assure, convince, satisfy, win over. See PERSUASION.

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