Meaning of “dissuade” in the English Dictionary

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"dissuade" in British English

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dissuadeverb [ T ]

uk /dɪˈsweɪd/ us /dɪˈsweɪd/

to persuade someone not to do something:

I tried to dissuade her from leaving.

(Definition of “dissuade” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"dissuade" in American English

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dissuadeverb [ T ]

us /dɪˈsweɪd/

to persuade someone not to do something:

The group hopes to dissuade Congress from cutting funds for health programs.

(Definition of “dissuade” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)