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persuade: Meaning and Definition of

per•suade

Pronunciation: (pur-sw?d'), [key]
? -suad•ed, -suad•ing.
  1. to prevail on (a person) to do something, as by advising or urging: We could not persuade him to wait.
  2. to induce to believe by appealing to reason or understanding; convince: to persuade the judge of the prisoner's innocence.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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