Dis·suade v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dissuaded; p. pr. & vb. n. Dissuading.]
1. To advise or exhort against; to try to persuade (one from a course). [Obsolescent]
Mr. Burchell, on the contrary, dissuaded her with great ardor: and I stood neuter. --Goldsmith.
War, therefore, open or concealed, alike
My voice dissuades. --Milton.
2. To divert by persuasion; to turn from a purpose by reasons or motives; -- with from; as, I could not dissuade him from his purpose.
I have tried what is possible to dissuade him. --Mad. D' Arblay.
v : turn away from by persuasion; "Negative campaigning will
only dissuade people" [syn: deter] [ant: persuade]