dissuade


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dissuade

verb abash, advise against, argue against, attempt to divert, attempt to prevent, cause doubt, convince to the contrary, daunt, dehortari, deter fromone's purpose, deterrere, discourage, disenchant, disillusion, dispirit, dissuadere, divert by appeal, divert from, exhort against, frighten away, raise apprehennion, remonstrate, render averse, stave off, talk out of, turn from a purpose, urge not to
See also: caution, check, counsel, debar, deter, discourage, expostulate, forewarn, persuade, reason, remonstrate, restrain

TO DISSUADE, crim. law. To induce a person not to do an act.
     2. To dissuade a witness from giving evidence against a person indicted, is an indictable offence at common law. Hawk. B. 1, c. 2 1, s. 1 5. The mere attempt to stifle evidence, is also criminal, although the persuasion should not succeed, on the general principle that an incitement to commit a crime, is in itself criminal. 1 Russ. on Cr. 44; 6 East, R. 464; 2 East, R. 6, 21; 2 Str. 904; 2 Leach, 925. Vide To Persuade.

References in classic literature ?
When Princess Mary heard from Nicholas that her brother was with the Rostovs at Yaroslavl she at once prepared to go there, in spite of her aunt's efforts to dissuade her- and not merely to go herself but to take her nephew with her.
She led the way to the drawing-room, where she took up her embroidery, and began again to dissuade Terence from walking down to the hotel in this heat.
Ghak tried to dissuade me, though I could tell that his heart was with me in my wish to be away and really doing something.
The Englishman attempted to dissuade him, but immediately the black became threatening and abusive, since, like all those who are ignorant, he was suspicious that the intentions of others were always ulterior unless they perfectly coincided with his wishes.
The man was about to attempt to dissuade her, when Sing interrupted.
And when Roger de Conde attempted to dissuade her, she taunted him with being afraid of meeting with the Devil of Torn, and told him that he might remain at home and lock himself safely in her mother's pantry.
I shall do my best to dissuade her from any further or more intimate intercourse with you.
His mother wrote to try to dissuade him from this decisive step, but he replied that he felt God's call which transcended all other considerations.
In the end he decided to become a priest, and when a friend tried to dissuade him from the calling as one too much below his birth, he answered: "It hath been judged formerly, that the domestic servants of the King of Heaven should be one of the noblest families on earth.
Well, if you are disposed to publish the matter, I cannot dissuade you, of course - but there will be terrible work if you do - and if you don't, I shall think you the most generous of mortal beings - and if there is anything in the world I can do for you - anything short of - ' she hesitated.
He began to speak, trying to find words not to dissuade but simply to soothe her.
Henry wished to dissuade me, but seeing me bent on this plan, ceased to remonstrate.