Meaning & Definition of Persuade in English
1. Win approval or support for
- "Carry all before one"
- "His speech did not sway the voters"
- carry ,
- persuade ,
2. 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!"
Examples of using
I couldn't persuade Tom to wait.
See if you can persuade Tom to come.
She cannot persuade him to buy her a new car.