Pronunciation: (di-swād'), [key]
—v.t., -suad•ed, -suad•ing.
1. to deter by advice or persuasion; persuade not to do something (often fol. by from): She dissuaded him from leaving home.
2. Archaic.to advise or urge against: to dissuade an action.
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