To win someone over through persuasion; to convince (someone) to do something against their own judgement or wishes.

Opportunitie casting him into the company of foure French Gallants well attended [...]; over-perswaded him to goe with them into France, to the Dutchesse of Mercury, from whom they should not only have meanes, but also Letter of favour to her noble Duke [...].

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  • Overpersuade — O ver*per*suade , v. t. To persuade or influence against one s inclination or judgment. Pope. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • overpersuade — [ō΄vər pər swād′] vt. overpersuaded, overpersuading Rare to win over by persuading; esp., to persuade (someone) against one s natural inclinations …   English World dictionary

  • overpersuade — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ transitive verb Etymology: over (I) + persuade : to persuade to adopt one s side or view : bring over by persuasion overpersuaded her finally Manchester Guardian Weekly * * * overpersuasion, n. /oh veuhr peuhr swayd /, v.t.,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • overpersuade — transitive verb Date: 1624 to persuade to act contrary to one s conviction or preference • overpersuasion noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • overpersuade — overpersuasion, n. /oh veuhr peuhr swayd /, v.t., overpersuaded, overpersuading. 1. to persuade (a person) against his or her inclination or intention: By threats and taunts they had overpersuaded him to steal the car. 2. to win or bring over by… …   Universalium

  • overpersuade — o•ver•per•suade [[t]ˌoʊ vər pərˈsweɪd[/t]] v. t. suad•ed, suad•ing. cvb to persuade to act against one s inclination • Etymology: 1620–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • overpersuade — /oʊvəpəˈsweɪd/ (say ohvuhpuh swayd) verb (t) (overpersuaded, overpersuading) 1. to bring over by persuasion. 2. to persuade (someone) against their inclination or intention …  

  • overpersuasion — noun see overpersuade …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • overpersuasion — See overpersuade. * * * …   Universalium

  • Motive — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Motive >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 motive motive springs of action wellsprings of action GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 reason reason ground call principle Sgm: N 2 by end by end by purpose …   English dictionary for students

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