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From dis- +‎ suādeō (recommend, advise, urge).



dissuādeō (present infinitive dissuādēre, perfect active dissuāsī, supine dissuāsum); second conjugation

  1. I urge differently, advise against, dissuade, oppose by argument, resist.


  • This verb has only limited passive conjugation; only third-person passive forms are attested in surviving sources.
   Conjugation of dissuadeo (second conjugation, active only)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present dissuādeō dissuādēs dissuādet dissuādēmus dissuādētis dissuādent
imperfect dissuādēbam dissuādēbās dissuādēbat dissuādēbāmus dissuādēbātis dissuādēbant
future dissuādēbō dissuādēbis dissuādēbit dissuādēbimus dissuādēbitis dissuādēbunt
perfect dissuāsī dissuāsistī dissuāsit dissuāsimus dissuāsistis dissuāsērunt, dissuāsēre
pluperfect dissuāseram dissuāserās dissuāserat dissuāserāmus dissuāserātis dissuāserant
future perfect dissuāserō dissuāseris dissuāserit dissuāserimus dissuāseritis dissuāserint
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present dissuādeam dissuādeās dissuādeat dissuādeāmus dissuādeātis dissuādeant
imperfect dissuādērem dissuādērēs dissuādēret dissuādērēmus dissuādērētis dissuādērent
perfect dissuāserim dissuāserīs dissuāserit dissuāserīmus dissuāserītis dissuāserint
pluperfect dissuāsissem dissuāsissēs dissuāsisset dissuāsissēmus dissuāsissētis dissuāsissent
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present dissuādē dissuādēte
future dissuādētō dissuādētō dissuādētōte dissuādentō
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives dissuādēre dissuāsisse dissuāsūrus esse
participles dissuādēns dissuāsūrus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
dissuādēre dissuādendī dissuādendō dissuādendum dissuāsum dissuāsū

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  • dissuadeo in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • dissuadeo in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • dissuadeo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to support a bill (before the people): legem suadere (opp. dissuadere)