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Meaning & Definition of Persuade in English

English

Persuade

/pərswed/

verb

1. Win approval or support for

  • "Carry all before one"
  • "His speech did not sway the voters"
    synonym:
  • carry
  • ,
  • persuade
  • ,
  • sway

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!"
    synonym:
  • persuade

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.