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synonyms for persuades

  • advise
  • assure
  • cajole
  • coax
  • enlist
  • entice
  • exhort
  • get
  • impress
  • incline
  • induce
  • influence
  • prompt
  • satisfy
  • sway
  • urge
  • woo
  • actuate
  • affect
  • allure
  • blandish
  • brainwash
  • convert
  • counsel
  • draw
  • impel
  • incite
  • inveigle
  • lead
  • move
  • propagandize
  • proselytize
  • reason
  • seduce
  • sell
  • stroke
  • touch
  • wheedle
  • argue into
  • bring around
  • bring to senses
  • gain confidence of
  • lead to believe
  • lead to do
  • prevail upon
  • proselyte
  • talk into
  • turn on to
  • wear down
  • win argument
  • win over
  • work over
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antonyms for persuades

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  • discourage
  • dissuade
  • fail
  • halt
  • prevent
  • repel
  • delay
  • deter
  • disenchant
  • remain
  • stay
  • stop
  • turn off
  • hinder
  • repress
  • suppress
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How to use persuades in a sentence

He changed his tone, knelt down before the bed, with that cheerful tenderness when one persuades children to be reasonable.
THE NABOBALPHONSE DAUDET
The father goes away, Edgar enters and Edmund persuades him that his father for some reason desires to kill him.
TOLSTOY ON SHAKESPEARELEO TOLSTOY
Gloucester is walking along on level land but Edgar persuades him that they are with difficulty ascending a steep hill.
TOLSTOY ON SHAKESPEARELEO TOLSTOY
He settles in a distant town and persuades one of the wealthy men to give him his daughter in marriage.
THE HISTORY OF YIDDISH LITERATURE IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURYLEO WIENER
She now ceases to speak ill of people, and persuades others to cease from all detractions, so that absent people are safe.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME VIIJOHN LORD
According to Fontenelle, there is only truth that persuades, and even without requiring to appear with all its proofs.
ISLAM HER MORAL AND SPIRITUAL VALUEARTHUR GLYN LEONARD
How feelingly it persuades us that all except a very little of the ornament of letters and of life makes the dulness of the world.
THE RHYTHM OF LIFEALICE MEYNELL
On Sunday men think of the inner light that makes them love the good and the true and persuades them to do right.
DRAMATIC READER FOR LOWER GRADESFLORENCE HOLBROOK
The very sweetness of its reality only helps to give it that story-book quality which persuades us we have known it in youth.
PICTURE AND TEXTHENRY JAMES
In private life, no man persuades himself that he has borrowed 200l.
THE WORKS OF THE RIGHT HONOURABLE EDMUND BURKE, VOL. I. (OF 12)EDMUND BURKE
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