dissuade

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dis·suade / diˈswād/ • v. [tr.] persuade (someone) not to take a particular course of action: his friends tried to dissuade him from flying.DERIVATIVES: dis·suad·er n.dis·sua·sion / -ˈswāzhən/ n.dis·sua·sive / -ˈswāsiv/ adj.

dissuade

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dissuade advise against XV; seek to divert from XVI. — L. dissuādēre, f. DIS- 2 + suādēre advise, urge.
So dissuasion XV.