Meaning of “persuade” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb [ T ] us uk /pəˈsweɪd/

B1 to make someone agree to do something by talking to them a lot about it:

[ + to do sth ] We managed to persuade him to come with us.
[ + (that) ] I persuaded her that it was the right thing to do.
→ Opposite dissuade

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(Definition of “persuade” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)