to cause (someone) to do something by asking, arguing, or giving reasons. : to cause (someone) to believe something. Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's ...
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tr.v. per·suad·ed, per·suad·ing, per·suades. To cause (someone) to accept a point of view or to undertake a course of action by means of argument, reasoning, ...
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