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What is the opposite of persuade?

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Opposite of to convince, or cause to believe, through reason or argument
“The imposed penalties would certainly deter them from engaging in the trafficking of narcotics.”
Opposite of to convince, or cause to believe, through flattery
“Had Grampion been imperious or improper, her arsenal would have been adequate to repel his advances, but he was simply gentlemanly.”
Opposite of to advise or persuade in favor of something
“He could have tried to dissuade her or, at the very least, adjusted his strategy accordingly.”
Opposite of to convince or manipulate
“The convenient rationalization that our weapons potpourri will confuse the enemy into fear of misbehaving is absurd and threatening.”
Opposite of to convert or attempt to convert (someone) from one religion, belief, or opinion to another
Opposite of to convince (someone) by talking and suggesting
Opposite of to charm or persuade someone with flattery
Opposite of to cause (someone) to have a liking for or interest in something
“Laying on the cologne may actually repel the ladies, rather than attract them.”
Opposite of to dispel someone's doubts
“If anything, it will worry me even more if I do not have the facts.”
Opposite of to control or influence (a person or course of action)
Opposite of to make someone believe, or feel sure about something
“I tried to disprove to her the existence of ghosts.”
Opposite of to cause to have opposite (usually negative) opinions about someone or something
To coerce into doing something using intimidatory tactics
“The company has been accused of trying to bully workers into signing unfair workplace agreements.”
Opposite of to persuade someone of the merits of
“He would then proceed to slander his opponent with libelous claims.”
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