Learn how to say Persuade correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.
Oxford dictionary definition of the word persuade:
[with object and infinitive]
induce (someone) to do something through reasoning or argument:
it wasn’t easy, but I persuaded him to do the right thing
[with object] cause (someone) to believe something, especially after a sustained effort; convince:
health boards were finally persuaded of the desirability of psychiatric units
[with object and clause]:
he did everything he could to persuade the police that he was the robber
(of a situation or event) provide a sound reason for (someone) to do something:
the cost of the manor’s restoration persuaded them to take in guests
late 15th century: from Latin persuadere, from per- ‘through, to completion’ + suadere ‘advise’
For a discussion of the difference between persuade and convince, see convince (usage).