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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
  • Gallien thought the hitchhiker's scheme was foolhardy and tried repeatedly to dissuade him: "I said the hunting wasn't easy where he was going, that he could go for days without killing any game."
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • dissuade = persuade someone not to do something
  • 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
  • dissuaded = persuaded not to do something
  • "Despite our rules, she couldn't be dissuaded," Mrs. Dunningham said.
    Mina Baites  --  The Silver Music Box
  • dissuaded = persuaded not to do something
  • I tried to dissuade these kind people from thinking they could do anything, but I gave them my card and told them they could call me.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • dissuade = persuade someone not to do something
  • Gramps insisted on being with her while she underwent tests, though an intern had tried to dissuade him.
    Sharon Creech  --  Walk Two Moons
  • dissuade = persuade someone not to do something
  • Athos, according to his system, neither encouraged nor dissuaded him.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • dissuaded = discouraged
  • His teachers and friends tried to dissuade him, and his father was reluctant to write the speech for him.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • 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
  • Elizabeth tried hard to dissuade him from such a scheme, assuring him that Mr. Darcy would consider his addressing him without introduction as an impertinent freedom, rather than a compliment to his aunt; that it was not in the least necessary there should be any notice on either side; and that if it were, it must belong to Mr. Darcy, the superior in consequence, to begin the acquaintance.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • 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
  • 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

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