dissuade dissuade  /dɪs ˈweɪd/


  • (v) turn away from by persuasion

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  1. No one who wished to dissuade a crocodile from eating his tenth explorer would slap it on the back and say, 'Be a crocodile.
  2. It will take more than a fashionista's cold shoulder to dissuade Verber.
  3. He was not above pretending to perform a miracle when an eclipse of the sun occurred, nor did he try to dissuade his people from the idea that he was immortal.


  1. Call for no regret climate adaptation strategies*

    The absence of accurate climate prediction models should not dissuade countries from choosing the best ways to adapt to a changing climate, says a new report published in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: IRIN

  2. Leader of alcohol and drug abuse group arrested for DWI

    As Executive Director of The Prevention Council, Heather Kisselback administers programs that dissuade young people from drinking and driving. But Kisselback failed to practice what she preaches.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: WNYT Albany

  3. 2013 Le Mans 24 Hours Practice continues!

    A fine rain was falling on the Bugatti layout – a permanent circuit inside the Le Mans 24 Hours track – when the lights went green this morning at 09h00. This failed to dissuade six cars from taking to the track immediately in view of the race on 22-23 June. They were: the three Audi R18 e-tron quattros driven by Benoît Tréluyer, Loïc Duval and Lucas di Grassi, the no. 36 ... Keep reading
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Motorsport.com


  1. "We have seen negative campaigns run by Governor Perry in the past. Am I concerned? It's not going to dissuade me," Hutchison said. "That's why we need new leadership. People are looking for positive, happy warriors, and I'm a positive happy...
    on Jan 24, 2009 By: Kay Bailey Hutchison Source: Houston Chronicle

  2. Sir Sherard added: "Britain had no alternative to supporting the US in Afghanistan, but we should tell them that we want to be part of a winning strategy, not a losing one. In the short term we should dissuade the American presidential candidates...
    on Oct 2, 2008 By: Sherard Cowper-Coles Source: TopNews

  3. "Our task is to dissuade them, deter them and prevent from acquiring a nuclear weapon," Clinton said.
    on Mar 5, 2009 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: International Herald Tribune

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untenable untenable
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