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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 dis·suade /dɪˈswed/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v : turn away from by persuasion; "Negative campaigning will
          only dissuade people" [syn: deter] [ant: persuade]