Definition of persuade:
- To convince by argument, or by reasons offered or suggested from reflection, etc.; to cause to believe.
- To inculcate by argument or expostulation; to advise; to recommend.
- To influence or gain over by argument, advice, entreaty, expostulation, etc.; to draw or incline to a determination by presenting sufficient motives.
- To try to influence.
- To use persuasion; to plead; to prevail by persuasion.
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