Definitions

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  • v. To persuade.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To persuade.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To persuade.

Etymologies

Latin suadere. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • So either McGinn is totally freaking nuts, which the rambling god awful letters he pens from his desk to moral-suade the rest of the state indicate he is, or he was simply offering platitudes to a reporter he had to manage on a question he did not want to answer.

    Mayor McGinn Needs a Win « PubliCola

  • The dark slate-colored suade seats are among the most comfortable in the city, and are spaced to allow what seemed to a 6-foot-2 reviewer double the legroom of Broadway's Nederlander Theater, for example.

    Alex Pasternack: New York's New Alice Tully Hall: A Harmonic Renovation

  • And number three, and most of all, they say this is what suade him the most.

    CNN Transcript Aug 26, 2009

  • I was making them all velvet and suade wraps in black and royal blue to unify them... but I thought this way, as I had girls my height but 140 lbs and others 4'8 and 380lb, this would let them pick things that would flatter them.

    Nice Day for a White Wedding - A Dress A Day

  • Your lordship would not per — suade me to change them, when I cannot think them wrong; and since, as you have heard, 1 have some-thing to offer, when called upon, in support of them.

    Sir Charles Grandison

  • By dawn tomorrow, he thought cynically, he could per suade Cory to be his wife-or anything else he might ask of her.

    Rome's Revenge

  • She clutched the Elfstones tightly in her hand, unable to per - suade herself to put them away, frightened that the Drakuls would come again.

    The Elf Queen of Shannara

  • No, miss, you can't 'suade me out o' what is dissided.

    Bond and Free: A Tale of the South

  • Mudge spoke with sufficient conviction to per - suade the coati that he was telling the truth.

    The Day of the Dissonance

  • I couldn't suade him from the decision to disinherit her I did manage to stop him going to the police.

    Put On By Cunning

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