What does the word persuade mean?

Usage examples for persuade

  1. 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 by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  2. 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 by Harold Bindloss