persuade (v.) Old form(s): perswade
urge, entreat, beseech
3H6 III.iii.176[Lewis to Warwick, of Edward's letter] to soothe your forgery and his, / Sends me a paper to persuade me patience
Ham IV.v.170[Laertes to Ophelia] Hadst thou thy wits, and didst persuade revenge, / It could not move thus
MW I.i.1[Shallow to Evans] persuade me not [i.e. don't dissuade me]
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