Advertisement

Definition of "dissuade" []

  • To deter (a person) from a course of action or a purpose by persuasion or exhortation: dissuaded my friend from pursuing such a rash scheme. (verb-transitive)
  • To deter (someone) by persuasion from a course of action, policy, etc (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To advise against (an action, etc) (verb)

www.Collinsdictionary.com (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "dissuade" in a sentence
  • "One adventurous run that is sure to create a lifetime memory takes you to the majestic Towers of Paine, but don’t let the name dissuade you."
  • "Albeit a funny name; don't let the name dissuade you."
  • "If you let the title dissuade you from checking out the post, you'll be missing one of those rare moments when absurd TV becomes meta-absurd and threatens the existence of the very foundation of all we hold sacred."