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Definition persuade someone not to do something
  • The ad features a woman dying of lung throat cancer in an attempt to dissuade people from starting to smoke cigarettes.
dissuade = persuade someone not to do something
  • The sanctions are intended to dissuade other countries from developing nuclear weapons.
  • dissuade = persuade someone not to do something
  • So she refused to let her mother dissuade her.
    Franz Kafka  --  Metamorphosis
  • dissuade = stop
  • ...and refuse to let anyone dissuade him from it.
    Franz Kafka  --  Metamorphosis
  • dissuade = persuade someone not to do something
  • The ship's captain tried to dissuade me from disembarking, talking of Barbary pirates and uncouth Spanish exiles.
    Geraldine Brooks  --  Year of Wonders
  • You would not dissuade me, Kate; now would you?'
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • I wasn't about to try and dissuade the Powers-That-Be.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • Convince him, dissuade him from jokes and tricks, and we'll call the whole thing even.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • I try to dissuade him from it, but he refuses to speak to me.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • You are to understand, Miss Bennet, that I came here with the determined resolution of carrying my purpose; nor will I be dissuaded from it.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • Gramps insisted on being with her while she underwent tests, though an intern had tried to dissuade him.
    Sharon Creech  --  Walk Two Moons
  • I saw no reason to dissuade them.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • And he'd tell him in spite of all Ashley could do to dissuade him.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • I felt I could not dissuade her, even though her speech already had a glutinous, slurred quality.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • Eragon wanted to ask, but the sorrow in Oromis's eyes dissuaded him.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • He had to be forcibly dissuaded from strangling his son.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  Queen of Attolia
  • My parents never would have tried to dissuade them.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • Many of the crowd would have dissuaded him from touching a document so suspicious; but Higg was resolute in the service of his benefactress.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • My guardian did not seek to dissuade me, and I went.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • Yet I feel that you must go to the tower and try to dissuade the wizard.
    R.A. Salvatore  --  The Crystal Shard

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