dissuade Definition

persuade (someone) not to take a particular course of action.

Using dissuade: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "dissuade" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I tried to dissuade him from quitting his job.

  • Example

    The teacher dissuaded the students from cheating on the exam.

  • Example

    He was not dissuaded by their warnings.

  • Example

    She was dissuaded from buying the car because of its high price.

dissuade Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for dissuade

Phrases with dissuade

Origins of dissuade

from Latin 'dis-' meaning 'away' + 'suadere' meaning 'to advise'


Summary: dissuade in Brief

'Dissuade' [dɪˈsweɪd] is a verb that means to persuade someone not to take a particular course of action. It can be used in various contexts, such as discouraging someone from quitting their job or advising against smoking. Synonyms include 'deter' and 'discourage,' while informal equivalents are 'talk out of' and 'put off.'