persuade etymology

English word persuade comes from Latin suadeo

Detailed word origin of persuade

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
suadeo Latin (lat) I advocate, promote, support, recommend.. I recommend, advise.. I urge, exhort; I suade, persuade.
persuadeo Latin (lat) (with dative) I persuade, convince.. I prevail upon, persuade or induce to do something.
persuade English (eng) (transitive) To successfully convince (someone) to agree to, accept, or do something, usually through reasoning and verbal influence. Compare sway.. (transitive, now, _, rare, dialectal) To urge, plead; to try to convince (someone to do something).. (transitive, obsolete) To convince of by argument, or by reasons offered or suggested from reflection, etc.; to cause to believe.

Words with the same origin as persuade

Descendants of suadeo
persuasion persuasive