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Meaning of dissuade

dis•suade

Pronunciation: (di-swād'), [key]
— -suad•ed, -suad•ing.
  1. to deter by advice or persuasion; persuade not to do something (often fol. by from): She dissuaded him from leaving home.
  2. to advise or urge against: to dissuade an action.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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