From Proto-Italic *swādēō, from Proto-Indo-European *swoh₂déye-, from *sweh₂d-. Cognate with suāvis (“sweet”).
suādeō (present infinitive suādēre, perfect active suāsī, supine suāsum); second conjugation
- I recommend, advise.
- I urge, exhort; I suade, 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.