Meaning of persuade
Pronunciation: (pur-swād'), [key]
— -suad•ed, -suad•ing.
- to prevail on (a person) to do something, as by advising or urging: We could not persuade him to wait.
- to induce to believe by appealing to reason or understanding; convince: to persuade the judge of the prisoner's innocence.
- persuade (Thesaurus)