from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To persuade (someone) to act contrary to inclination or choice.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To persuade or influence against one's inclination or judgment.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To persuade or influence against one's inclination or opinion.
If she thinks that her misery will be greater in being engaged to a poor man, than, — than in relinquishing her love, she shall hear no word from me to overpersuade her.
It was a spontaneous throe of the imagination, which had force to overpersuade the organs of perception.
I am not sure that I do not now regret that I allowed my church-wardens to overpersuade me on this point.
I fear I was weak, and let him overpersuade me to accompany him to one of his haunts.
The students had a shrewd suspicion that there would probably be one of the number who would overpersuade, or even dominate, the others.
So Jonathan came home again more thoughtful than afore, and finally -- though he declared that he was ashamed to do it -- he let Tom overpersuade him; and two days after the three men set to work where Drake had seen the spectrum.
I actually got afraid that old man would overpersuade me to marry him against my will.
He had dropped in at the bachelor mess just in time to hear some gabbling youngster blurt out a bet that Sam Waring would cut review and keep his tryst in town, and he had known him many a time to overpersuade his superiors into excusing him from duty on pretext of social claims, and more than once into pardoning deliberate absence.
And Wulfhere and I tried a little to overpersuade her, but then a groom came to say that all was ready.
When she had once made up her mind in the negative, no foolish attempt of mine could overpersuade her -- could make her trust our weight on it a hair's-breadth.
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