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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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Hall pleaded not guilty Thursday to one count of dissuading a witness and remained in custody in lieu of $100,000 bail.
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Keith Douglas Joyce, 44, also was sentenced to 10 days community service and placed on three years probation after pleading no contest to misdemeanor dissuading a witness.
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Ford, the mother of four small children, could face up to six years in prison on each of five felony counts of child abuse if convicted; a fine of $1,000 and up to one year in jail on one misdemeanor count of obstructing an emergency medical technician; up to a year in jail on one felony count of preparing false documentary evidence; and up to one year in jail on two felony counts of dissuading a witness.