dissuading


verb (used with object), dis·suad·ed, dis·suad·ing.

  1. to deter by advice or persuasion; persuade not to do something (often followed by from): She dissuaded him from leaving home.
  2. Archaic. to advise or urge against: to dissuade an action.

verb (tr)

  1. (often foll by from) to deter (someone) by persuasion from a course of action, policy, etc
  2. to advise against (an action, etc)
v.

1510s, from Middle French dissuader and directly from Latin dissuadere “to advise against, oppose by argument,” from dis- “off, against” (see dis-) + suadere “to urge” (see suasion). Related: Dissuaded; dissuading.

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