MEANING: verb tr.: To convince someone not to do something.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin dissuadere (to advise against), from dis- (away) + suadere (to advise), from suavis (sweet). Ultimately from the Indo-European root swad- (sweet, pleasant), which also gave us sweet, suave, hedonism, persuade, Hindi swad (taste), suasion, and incunabulum. Earliest documented use: 1535.


DISQUADE - to make fun of one or more party arrivals (either gender) trying to look cool and sexy (see here)

DISSUEDE - to remove the soft leather from your jacket or shoes; more broadly, to discard any leather products in your possession