|v. t.||1.||To advise or exhort against; to try to persuade (one from a course).|
|2.||To divert by persuasion; to turn from a purpose by reasons or motives; - with from; as, I could not dissuade him from his purpose.|
|Verb||1.||dissuade - turn away from by persuasion; "Negative campaigning will only dissuade people"|
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!"
TO DISSUADE, crim. law. To induce a person not to do an act.
2. To dissuade a witness from giving evidence against a person indicted, is an indictable offence at common law. Hawk. B. 1, c. 2 1, s. 1 5. The mere attempt to stifle evidence, is also criminal, although the persuasion should not succeed, on the general principle that an incitement to commit a crime, is in itself criminal. 1 Russ. on Cr. 44; 6 East, R. 464; 2 East, R. 6, 21; 2 Str. 904; 2 Leach, 925. Vide To Persuade.