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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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For these reasons, I should like in this paper to reconsider the Lusiadas as a work of rhetorical petition, one that exploits the arts, especially of epideictic oratory in order to move and persuade its audience to reevaluate, assent, and adopt.
In order to move and persuade in his epic poem, Camoes had to draw upon his rhetorical skills, and they were considerable, as a cursory look at his writings makes evident.
by which the orator is enabled to persuade his listeners to accept views that he, the orator, considers right and important" (222).
[20] However, as this paper shows, the poet employs this theme as a kind of leitmotiv, in order to move the monarch in other, more humanistic directions, with the help, of course, of the arts of rhetoric and allegory -- the first to help persuade him to adopt the poem and assent to the values it affirms, and the second to imbue it with a veil enigmatic and ambiguous enough to insure it some chance of survival at court.
Even the ill-fated ins de Castro manages to persuade King Afonso to have mercy; he later reneges, as will the Zamorin in the eighth canto, only because he is indecisive and weak (a sure warning for Sebastiao), not because he was not moved.
Rachel tries to persuade her visiting mum to bring in a `package' but her mother has other news.
If a serpent persuades you to eat a fruit, and if in eating it you cause humanity moderate distress, does culpability fall upon you or upon the serpent?
We must also look at the methods through which a persuader persuades. If a person were to convince a stranger to eat fruit by playing on exaggerated fears, we might judge these methods unethical, even if the motivations appeared to be laudable.
If something is unethical for you to do of your own volition, it is equally unethical to do when someone persuades you to do it.
The creators of a persuasive technology should never seek to persuade a person or persons of something they themselves would not consent to be persuaded to do.
The prover's aim is to persuade a verifier that such a path is known without giving the verifier the slightest idea of how to construct the path.
177) and bid her appeal to Angelo, the penalty which she is to persuade Angelo to rescind must appear (in the original play) to be simply continuation of his imprisonment.