What is the opposite of persuades?

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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.”
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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.”
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