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persuade

verb actuate, advise, align, bend to one's will, blandish, bring a person to his senses, bring around, bring over, bring to reason, cajole, coax, compel, convert, convince, counsel, enlist, exercise influence, exert influunce, exhort, gain the confidence of, impel, importune, impress, indoctrinate, induce, influence, inveigle, lead, lead to believe, lure, make one's point, make oneself felt, motivate, move, prevail upon, prompt, propagandize, proselyte, proselytize, rouse, satisfy by evidence, satisfy by proof, seduce, sell, suborn, sway, urge, win over, woo
See also: activate, agitate, assure, bait, coax, convince, counsel, exhort, incite, induce, influence, inspire, inveigle, lobby, lure, motivate, prejudice, pressure, prevail upon, prompt, reason, recommend, urge

TO PERSUADE, PERSUADING. To persuade is to induce to act: persuading is inducing others to act. Inst. 4, 6, 23; Dig. 11, 3, 1, 5.
     2. In the act of the legislature which declared that "if any person or persons knowingly and willingly shall aid or assist any enemies at open war with this state, &c. by persuading others to enlist for that purpose, &c., he shall be adjudged guilty of high treason;" the word persuading, thus used; means to succeed: and there must be an actual enlistment, of the person persuaded in order to bring the, defendant within the intention of the clause. 1 Dall. R. 39; Carr. Crim. L 237; 4 Car. & Payne, 369 S. C. 1 9 E. C L. R. 425; 9 Car. & P. 79; and article Administering; vide 2 Lord Raym. 889. It may be fairly argued, however, that the attempt to persuade without success would be a misdemeanor. 1 Russ. on Cr. 44.
     3. In England it has been decided, that to incite and procure a person to commit suicide, is not a crime for which the party could be tried. 9 C. & P. 79; 38 E. C. L. R. 42; M. C. C. 356. Vide Attempt; Solicitation.

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The Mead Court determined that the weight given to an informal rulemaking under the Skidmore standard depends on the "thoroughness evident in [the agency's] consideration, the validity of its reasoning, its consistency with earlier and later pronouncements, and all those factors which give it the power to persuade...." This item will refer to the rule in Mead as the Skidmore deference.