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synonyms for dissuading

  • deter
  • discourage
  • divert
  • faze
  • prevent
  • thwart
  • warn
  • counsel
  • deprecate
  • derail
  • disincline
  • exhort
  • expostulate
  • hinder
  • prick
  • remonstrate
  • advise against
  • caution against
  • chicken out
  • cry out against
  • disadvise
  • lean on
  • persuade not to
  • put off
  • throw a wet blanket on
  • throw cold water on
  • throw off
  • turn off
  • urge not to
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antonyms for dissuading

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  • aid
  • assist
  • encourage
  • help
  • incite
  • persuade
  • talk into
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How to use dissuading in a sentence

He is an admirable and delightful man, but not fitted for action, and even dissuading from action.
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While dissuading you from engaging in the speculation, she is visibly glad to see you investing your money in it.
THE PETTY TROUBLES OF MARRIED LIFE, COMPLETEHONORE DE BALZAC
I succeeded in dissuading her, as I knew he was planning to come home and they might miss each other in mid-ocean.
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He was even tempted to leave his companions to follow the girl, and Ben-Zayb had difficulty in dissuading him.
THE REIGN OF GREEDJOSE RIZAL
The senior partner had succeeded in dissuading the junior partner from the employment of detectives.
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Nor was Varney uninfluential in dissuading her from proclaiming her second marriage till occasion necessitated.
LUCRETIA, COMPLETEEDWARD BULWER-LYTTON
And maddened at dice, no one amongst his friends could succeed in dissuading that represser of foes from the play that went on.
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He had difficulty in awakening her, and greater difficulty in dissuading her from lying down again where she was.
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But let us now see whether by dissuading his friends from a vain ostentation he did not exhort them to the pursuit of virtue.
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I was just trying to find some way of dissuading my husband to do such a thing again.
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WORDS RELATED TO DISSUADING

  • black
  • bleak
  • dampening
  • daunting
  • depressing
  • depressive
  • deterring
  • disadvantageous
  • disappointing
  • disheartening
  • dismal
  • dismaying
  • dispiriting
  • dissuading
  • dreary
  • gloomy
  • hindering
  • inopportune
  • off-putting
  • oppressive
  • unfavorable
  • unpropitious
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