persuade

persuade
per•suade
[[t]pərˈsweɪd[/t]] v. t. -suad•ed, -suad•ing
1) to prevail on (a person) to do something, as by advising or urging
2) to induce to believe; convince
Etymology: 1505–15; < L persuādēre. See per-, dissuade per•suad′a•ble, adj. per•suad`a•bil′i•ty, n. syn: persuade, induce imply influencing someone's thoughts or actions. They are used mainly in the sense of winning over a person to a certain course of action: I persuaded her to call a doctor. I induced her to join the club. They differ in that persuade suggests appealing more to the reason and understanding: I persuaded him to go back to work;induce emphasizes only the idea of successful influence, whether achieved by argument or promise of reward: What can I say that will induce you to stay at your job? Owing to this idea of compensation, induce may be used in reference to the influence of factors as well as of persons: The prospect of a raise induced me to stay. usage: See convince

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