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English definition of “persuade”


verb [T]    /pərˈsweɪd/
to cause people to do or believe something, esp. by explaining why they should: The government is trying to persuade consumers to save more. She tried to persuade them that they should leave. persuasive    /pərˈsweɪ·sɪv, -zɪv/ adjective a persuasive argument
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