Cognate with suāvis (“sweet”), from Proto-Indo-European *sweh₂d- (“to taste”).
present active suādeō, present infinitive suādēre, perfect active suāsī, supine suāsum
- I recommend, advise.
- I urge, exhort; persuade.
c. 37 BCE – 30 BCE
, Georgicon 4.264
- hic iam galbaneos suadebo incendere odores
- Then I would urge you to burn fragrant resin of galbanum
- I advocate, promote, support, recommend.
- This verb has only limited passive conjugation; only third-person passive forms are attested in surviving sources.
- ^ suadeo in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879