1. win approval or support for

Similar word(s): carry, sway

Definition categories: social, influence, work

2. cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm

- You can't persuade me to buy this ugly vase!

Definition categories: communication, cause, get, have, induce, make, stimulate

Sentences with persuade as a verb:

- That salesman was able to persuade me into buying this bottle of lotion.