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Persuade

Per`suade´
v. t.1.To influence or gain over by argument, advice, entreaty, expostulation, etc.; to draw or incline to a determination by presenting sufficient motives.
[imp. & p. p. Persuaded; p. pr. & vb. n. Persuading.]
Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian.
- Acts xxvi. 28.
We will persuade him, be it possible.
- Shak.
2.To try to influence.
Hearken not unto Hezekiah, when he persuadeth you.
- 2 Kings xviii. 32.
3.To convince by argument, or by reasons offered or suggested from reflection, etc.; to cause to believe.
4.To inculcate by argument or expostulation; to advise; to recommend.
v. i.1.To use persuasion; to plead; to prevail by persuasion.
n.1.Persuasion.
Verb1.persuade - win approval or support for; "Carry all before one"; "His speech did not sway the voters"
Synonyms: sway, carry
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!"
Antonyms:
dissuade, deter - turn away from by persuasion; "Negative campaigning will only dissuade people"

TO PERSUADE, PERSUADING. To persuade is to induce to act: persuading is inducing others to act. Inst. 4, 6, 23; Dig. 11, 3, 1, 5.
     2. In the act of the legislature which declared that "if any person or persons knowingly and willingly shall aid or assist any enemies at open war with this state, &c. by persuading others to enlist for that purpose, &c., he shall be adjudged guilty of high treason;" the word persuading, thus used; means to succeed: and there must be an actual enlistment, of the person persuaded in order to bring the, defendant within the intention of the clause. 1 Dall. R. 39; Carr. Crim. L 237; 4 Car. & Payne, 369 S. C. 1 9 E. C L. R. 425; 9 Car. & P. 79; and article Administering; vide 2 Lord Raym. 889. It may be fairly argued, however, that the attempt to persuade without success would be a misdemeanor. 1 Russ. on Cr. 44.
     3. In England it has been decided, that to incite and procure a person to commit suicide, is not a crime for which the party could be tried. 9 C. & P. 79; 38 E. C. L. R. 42; M. C. C. 356. Vide Attempt; Solicitation.

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