American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To induce to undertake a course of action or embrace a point of view by means of argument, reasoning, or entreaty: "to make children fit to live in a society by persuading them to learn and accept its codes” ( Alan W. Watts). See Usage Note at convince.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To advise; counsel; urge the acceptance or practice of; commend by exposition, argument, demonstration, etc.; inculcate.
- To lead to the opinion or conclusion (that); make (one) believe or think: frequently followed by that.
- To prevail upon, as by demonstration, exposition, argument, entreaty, expostulation, etc.; argue or reason into a certain belief or course of conduct; induce; win over.
- To convince, as by argument or reasons offered.
- Synonyms Convince, Persuade (see convince), prevail on,lead.
- To use persuasion.
- n. Persuasion.
- v. transitive To successfully convince (someone) to agree to, accept, or do something, usually through reasoning and verbal influence. Compare sway.
- v. transitive, dialectal To urge, plead; to try to convince (someone to do something).
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To influence or gain over by argument, advice, entreaty, expostulation, etc.; to draw or incline to a determination by presenting sufficient motives.
- v. Obsolescent To try to influence.
- v. To convince by argument, or by reasons offered or suggested from reflection, etc.; to cause to believe.
- v. To inculcate by argument or expostulation; to advise; to recommend.
- v. To use persuasion; to plead; to prevail by persuasion.
- n. obsolete Persuasion.
- v. cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm
- v. win approval or support for
- From Latin persuādeō ("I persuade"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin persuādēre : per-, per- + suādēre, to urge; see swād- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“The central insight from which Campbell is working is that the orator seeks to persuade people, and in general the best way to persuade is to produce perspicuous arguments.”
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“Slide 3: Definition & Importance of Presentation "A structured, prepared and speech-based means of communicating information, ideas, or arguments to a group of interested people in order to inform or persuade them" To inform, inspire, entertain, demonstrate, prove and to persuade, that is an objective of a good presentation 3”
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