Learn a Word: Dissuade

Meaning: convince someone not to take a particular action


I tried to dissuade him from going to the manager.

The word ‘dissuade’ is the antonym of the word ‘persuade’, which is to convince someone to take any particular action.

Synonyms for the word ‘dissuade’ are ‘deter’, ‘discourage’ etc.

Merriam Webster notes that the first known use of the word was in the 15th century.

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