Persuade

Definition of Persuade

Per`suade´
v. t.1.To influence or gain over by argument, advice, entreaty, expostulation, etc.; to draw or incline to a determination by presenting sufficient motives.
[imp. & p. p. Persuaded; p. pr. & vb. n. Persuading.]
Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian.
- Acts xxvi. 28.
We will persuade him, be it possible.
- Shak.
2.To try to influence.
Hearken not unto Hezekiah, when he persuadeth you.
- 2 Kings xviii. 32.
3.To convince by argument, or by reasons offered or suggested from reflection, etc.; to cause to believe.
Beloved, we are persuaded better things of you.
- Heb. vi. 9.
4.To inculcate by argument or expostulation; to advise; to recommend.
v. i.1.To use persuasion; to plead; to prevail by persuasion.
n.1.Persuasion.

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