Pronunciation: (ō"vur-pur-swād'), [key]
—v.t., -suad•ed, -suad•ing.
1. to persuade (a person) against his or her inclination or intention: By threats and taunts they had overpersuaded him to steal the car.
2. to win or bring over by persuasion.
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