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persuade

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It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it.
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See also persuadé

English

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] persuādeō (I persuade).

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to persuade

Third person singular
persuad

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to persuade (third-person singular simple present persuad, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To successfully convince someone to agree to, accept, or do something, usually through reasoning and verbal influence. Compare sway.
    That salesman was able to persuade me into buying this bottle of lotion.

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External links

  • persuade” in Roget's Thesaurus, T. Y. Crowell Co., 1911.

French

Pronunciation

Verb

persuade

  1. First-, third-person singular indicative present of persuader.
  2. First-, third-person singular subjunctive present of persuader.
  3. Second-person singular imperative of persuader.

Italian

Verb

persuade [[Category:Template:lang:it verb forms|persuade]]

  1. Third-person singular indicative present of persuadere.

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