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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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The investigator, 37-year-old Tracy Hall of Valencia, is charged with dissuading a witness, a charge that both she and Wallin have denied.
Attorney David Wallin's investigator, 37-year-old Tracy Hall of Valencia, is charged with dissuading the victim in the case, an 88-year-old Palmdale man, but Wallin denied the allegations.
Hall pleaded not guilty Thursday to one count of dissuading a witness and remained in custody in lieu of $100,000 bail.
PALMDALE - A private investigator for a Lancaster attorney has been charged with dissuading a witness, an elderly man who authorities say was swindled out of more than $300,000 by a woman.
Hall was arrested Tuesday in Valencia, where she lives, on suspicion of dissuading a witness.
Victor Villator was convicted last month of nine sexual abuse-related counts and two counts involving dissuading a witness, the City Attorney's Office said.
Griffith, who was being held in lieu of $950,000 bail, is charged with 11 felony counts, including stalking, making criminal threats and dissuading a witness, as well as three misdemeanor counts, including disobeying a restraining order and making a false police report against the victim.
Richard Daniel Estrada, 25, who was convicted in 1997 of spousal abuse and dissuading a witness, is accused of killing 49-year-old Carol Stacy Evjen, who had moved to the Antelope Valley about 18 months ago from the Victorville area.
He was charged with making a terrorist threat and dissuading a witness.