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 for dissuade
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dissuade \Dis*suade"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dissuaded; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Dissuading.] [L. dissuadere, dissuasum; dis- +
     suadere to advise, persuade: cf. F. dissuader. See
     1. To advise or exhort against; to try to persuade (one from
        a course). [Obsolescent]
        [1913 Webster]
              Mr. Burchell, on the contrary, dissuaded her with
              great ardor: and I stood neuter.      --Goldsmith.
        [1913 Webster]
              War, therefore, open or concealed, alike
              My voice dissuades.                   --Milton.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. To divert by persuasion; to turn from a purpose by reasons
        or motives; -- with from; as, I could not dissuade him
        from his purpose.
        [1913 Webster]
              I have tried what is possible to dissuade him.
                                                    --Mad. D'
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: turn away from by persuasion; "Negative campaigning will
           only dissuade people" [syn: dissuade, deter] [ant:

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  22 Moby Thesaurus words for "dissuade":
     admonish, advise, caution, counsel, cry out against, daunt, derail,
     deter, discourage, divert, exhort, expostulate, frighten off,
     intimidate, kid out of, prick, remonstrate, talk out of, throw off,
     unpersuade, urge, warn

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