from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act or an instance of dissuading.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. the act or an instance of dissuading
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of dissuading; exhortation against a thing; dehortation.
- n. A motive or consideration tending to dissuade; a dissuasive.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of dissuading; advice or exhortation in opposition to something; diversion or an attempt to divert from a purpose or measure by advice or argument; dehortation.
- n. A dissuasive influence or motive; a deterring action or effect.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. persuading not to do or believe something; talking someone out of a belief or an intended course of action
- n. a communication that dissuades you
Middle English, from Old French, from Latin dissuāsiō, dissuāsiōn-, from dissuāsus, past participle of dissuādēre, to dissuade; see dissuade.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Middle English dissuasioun, from Middle French dissuasion. (Wiktionary)