What is the opposite of persuade?

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Opposite of to convince, or cause to believe, through reason or argument
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Opposite of to convince, or cause to believe, through flattery
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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.”
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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.”
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Opposite of to state one's position, either in agreeance or opposition on a particular subject
“Some may disagree, but I think the former is a much stronger statement without the qualification.”
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Opposite of to control or influence (a person or course of action)
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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.”
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Opposite of to cause to have opposite (usually negative) opinions about someone or something
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Opposite of to coerce into doing something using intimidatory tactics
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