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dissuade (verb) advice against; persuade against.
When you advice people against, say, smoking, you dissuade them from smoking. When you persuade a person against buying a car, you dissuade them from buying it. Doctors dissuade us from drinking alcohol, that is, they advice us against taking alcohol.
- The mother dissuaded the son from a career in the armed forces, so he dropped the idea, and started an industry.
- Though the doctor has dissuaded Paul from smoking, he has not given it up, so he now faces a serious health problem with persistent lung trouble.