What is another word for persuades?

Pronunciation: [pəswˈe͡ɪdz] (IPA)

When it comes to convincing someone to think or act in a certain way, there are many synonyms for the word "persuades". One might "convince" or "entice" someone with a tempting offer. Alternatively, you might "coax" or "cajole" someone into doing what you want. Another option is to "influence" someone through a well-reasoned argument or even to "manipulate" them with cunning tactics. If you want to be more forceful, you could "pressure" or "strong-arm" someone into your way of thinking. Ultimately, the best way to persuade someone will depend on the situation and the person you are talking to, as well as your own communication skills and goals.

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What are the opposite words for persuades?

Antonyms for the word "persuades" include dissuade, discourage, deter, repel, and dissuasion. While persuasion seeks to convince someone to adopt a particular belief or take a certain action, dissuasion aims to prevent or discourage them from doing so. Discouragement and deterrence involves the creation of obstacles or negative consequences, while repulsion involves driving someone away or causing repulsion. Each of these antonyms implies a different level or type of resistance, from gentle persuasion to firm dissuasion. It is important to consider the context in which these antonyms are used, as they can have vastly different implications depending on the situation.

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Usage examples for Persuades

I have some quickness in reading character; and there is a certain placid obstinacy in that young man which persuades me he will reach Harwich in time.
"The Blue Pavilions"
Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
He is continually insinuating new plans to my father, whom he Sir Arthurs, and Honours, and Nobles, at every word, and then persuades him the hints and thoughts are all his own.
"Anna St. Ives"
Thomas Holcroft
My brother persuades himself that he is determined never to marry; and I suppose has formed this determination purposely that he may spend all he can obtain, without being teased by any qualms of conscience.
"Anna St. Ives"
Thomas Holcroft

Famous quotes with Persuades

  • Bach almost persuades me to be a Christian.
    Roger Fry
  • The priest persuades a humble people to endure their hard lot, a politician urges them to rebel against it, and a scientist thinks of a method that does away with the hard lot altogether.
    Max Percy
  • Everything without tells the individual that he is nothing; everything within persuades him that he is everything.
    X. Doudan
  • Truth persuades by teaching, but does not teach by persuading.
    Quintus Septimius Tertullianus
  • One may speculate whether the contemporary idea of American society in decay is not a false notion which has been created, at least partially, by this old movie portrait of a society that was once stable, orderly and governed by the immutable justice of the Hollywood censorship code. This is the ever-popular myth of a golden age which persuades so many generations that there was once a wonderful moment in the past when the world was sound and good people ruled and evil was justly punished. After Camelot came chaos and despair, except, of course, that Camelot never existed, any more than the world portrayed by those old Hollywood films existed.
    Russell Baker

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