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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.

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REEVES would not be dissuaded or prevented by the Defendants' constant warning and admonitions, the Defendants set out to punish and make an example of MR.
Summary: A mobile phone store manager in South Florida dissuaded an armed man from robbing the store by telling him Jesus wouldn't approve.
In an interview with The Associated Press, McClellan said the FDA has dissuaded many states from starting such programs by arguing that there are better ways - such as buying generic - to bring down the costs of prescription drugs.
When the US observed the Iranian Armed Forces' mightiness and their large and massive wargames which displayed Iran's high military power, it was dissuaded from attacking Iran and sought to infiltrate the Iranian people," Commander of the Iranian Army's Ground Force Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan said.
The Virginia legislature, including the influential Randolph brothers, called for a "firm but decent opposition to every measure which may affect the rights and liberties of the British colonies in America" Despite this self-restraint, however, England saw America as a cash cow and could not be dissuaded from implementing the new laws.
I started out wanting to be a painter," says Clive Barker, "but my parents dissuaded me, saying, 'No one makes money as a painter.
Not about to be dissuaded from her dream, Aviva hits the road in search of new daddy material.
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Listeners might be deceived at first and think this is a Bridget Jones-esque title but will soon be dissuaded as the main character, Miranda Cotton, is propelled into a dark and nasty situation.
It reasoned that students who seek to join the debate team, write for the student newspaper, play in the marching band, or participate in any other after school activities would be dissuaded from using drugs knowing that their urine would be tested.
In other words, among one-third of today's consumers -- those who may be slightly dissuaded from buying a new wall or desk clock -- some may also be open to marketing messages emphasizing the value of "real" or regular stand-alone clocks, digital or otherwise, as an attractive component of home decor.