Antonyms of verb persuade

1 of 2 senses of persuade

Sense 2
persuade -- (cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm; "You can't persuade me to buy this ugly vase!")
       Antonym of dissuade (Sense 1)
      => dissuade, deter -- (turn away from by persuasion; "Negative campaigning will only dissuade people")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb persuade

2 senses of persuade

Sense 1
carry, persuade, sway -- (win approval or support for; "Carry all before one"; "His speech did not sway the voters")
       => influence, act upon, work -- (have and exert influence or effect; "The artist's work influenced the young painter"; "She worked on her friends to support the political candidate")

Sense 2
persuade -- (cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm; "You can't persuade me to buy this ugly vase!")
       => induce, stimulate, cause, have, get, make -- (cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner; "The ads induced me to buy a VCR"; "My children finally got me to buy a computer"; "My wife made me buy a new sofa")

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