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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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Students who on principle prefer to keep their bodily fluids to themselves or who consider urine testing to be a gross invasion of privacy will be dissuaded from participating in after school activities altogether.
Such costs might have already dissuaded insurance companies from readily sponsoring weight-loss operations for some patients, Zingmond says.
But the hero was not dissuaded from his important job.
A 100-foot height restriction on new construction, imposed by nearby McCarran Airport, dissuaded banks and other traditional lenders from participating in the purchase and development of the motel, originally built in 1954.
Mimi, on the other hand, was meek and easily dissuaded by Joan, but nonetheless loved music.
She could not be dissuaded from her travels by her two sons, David and Greg, who worried about her getting into situations she might not be able to handle.
It's not going to be dissuaded by the potential for an attack.
Moreover, they suggest that science and engineering departments set up outreach programs to begin recruiting disabled students to technical fields before these youths are dissuaded from taking math and science prerequisites in high school.
However, government intervention has dissuaded overseas investors from entering the marketplace, and, by placing heavy taxes on Syria's vast private textile sector, the state has slowed technological development.
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While many home buyers have been dissuaded from buying units in cooperatives that do not meet mainstream lending criteria, some have found great opportunities.
Surging video communications activity is a natural response to the terror alerts and preparations for war in Iraq, which has dissuaded many from business travel and forced executives to seek reliable, convenient, easy-to-use and cost-effective alternatives to travel like videoconferencing," commented Michael Brandofino, Chief Technology Officer of Wire One.