Definition for DIS-SUADE'

DIS-SUADE', v.t. [L. dissuadeo; dis and suadeo, to advise or incite to any thing.]

  1. To advise or exhort against; to attempt to draw or divert from a measure, by reason or offering motives to; as, the minister dissuaded the prince from adopting the measure; he dissuaded him from his purpose.
  2. To represent as unfit, improper or dangerous. War therefore, open or concealed, alike / My voice dissuades. – Milton. This phraseology is probably elliptical, and merely poetical; from being understood.

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