tr.v. dis·suad·ed, dis·suad·ing, dis·suades
To prevent (someone) from a purpose or course of action by persuasion: dissuaded my friend from pursuing such a rash scheme.
[Latin dissuādēre : dis-, dis- + suādēre, to advise; see swād- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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