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

 per·suade /pɝˈswed/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Per·suade v. t. [imp. & p. p. Persuaded; p. pr. & vb. n. Persuading.]
 1. To influence or gain over by argument, advice, entreaty, expostulation, etc.; to draw or incline to a determination by presenting sufficient motives.
    Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian.   --Acts xxvi. 28.
    We will persuade him, be it possible.   --Shak.
 2. To try to influence. [Obsolescent]
    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.
 Syn: -- To convince; induce; prevail on; win over; allure; entice. See Convince.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Per·suade v. i. To use persuasion; to plead; to prevail by persuasion.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Per·suade, n. Persuasion. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: win approval or support for; "Carry all before one"; "His
           speech did not sway the voters" [syn: carry, sway]
      2: cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or
         course of action; twist somebody's arm; "You can't
         persuade me to buy this ugly vase!" [ant: dissuade]