Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act or an instance of dissuading.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun A dissuasive influence or motive; a deterring action or effect.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of dissuading; exhortation against a thing; dehortation.
  • noun A motive or consideration tending to dissuade; a dissuasive.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun the act or an instance of dissuading

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun persuading not to do or believe something; talking someone out of a belief or an intended course of action
  • noun a communication that dissuades you

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin dissuāsiō, dissuāsiōn-, from dissuāsus, past participle of dissuādēre, to dissuade; see dissuade.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Middle English dissuasioun, from Middle French dissuasion.

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