Definitions

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

  • transitive verb To persuade (someone) to act contrary to inclination or choice.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To persuade or influence against one's inclination or opinion.

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

  • transitive verb To persuade or influence against one's inclination or judgment.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From over- +‎ persuade.

Examples

  • 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.

    Castle Richmond

  • I actually got afraid that old man would overpersuade me to marry him against my will.

    A Special Providence

  • It was a spontaneous throe of the imagination, which had force to overpersuade the organs of perception.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 378, April, 1847

  • I am not sure that I do not now regret that I allowed my church-wardens to overpersuade me on this point.

    The Altar Steps

  • I fear I was weak, and let him overpersuade me to accompany him to one of his haunts.

    Whose Body?

  • I fear I was weak, and let him overpersuade me to accompany him to one of his haunts.

    Whose Body

  • The students had a shrewd suspicion that there would probably be one of the number who would overpersuade, or even dominate, the others.

    History of the University of North Carolina. Volume II: From 1868 to 1912

  • 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.

    Humorous Ghost Stories

  • I actually got afraid that old man would overpersuade me to marry him against my will.

    A Special Providence

  • 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.

    Waring's Peril

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