Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: verb

To influence by entreaty or reasoning; win over; convince; plead successfully.

Part of speech: adjective


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Usage examples "persuade":

  1. I could not persuade the Princess or Count Morynski to touch a thing, but Countess Wanda must and shall have a cup of tea. - "Under a Charm, Vol. III. (of III) A Novel", E. Werner.
  2. His wife tried to persuade him to leave it alone for a few days, and then take a rest; but no, he would not hear of it, so one fine day, when he was out, she just took the law into her own hands and had it carried down and hidden in the cellar. - "Pixie O'Shaughnessy", Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey.
  3. For all that, he did not see how he could persuade Dick to do so, because he did not want him to think he had an object. - "Partners of the Out-Trail", Harold Bindloss.