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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Persuade

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* in the Active Voice, signifies "to apply persuasion, to prevail upon or win over, to persuade," bringing about a change of mind by the influence of reason or moral considerations, e.g., in Matthew 27:20; 28:14; Acts 13:43; 19:8; in the Passive Voice, "to be persuaded, believe" (see BELIEVE , No. 2, and OBEY), e.g., Luke 16:31; 20:6; Acts 17:4; RV (AV, "believed"); 21:14; 26:26; Romans 8:38; 14:14; 15:14; 2 Timothy 1:5,12; Hebrews 6:9; 11:13 , in some mss.; Hebrews 13:18 , RV (AV, "trust"). See ASSURANCE , B, No. 3.

Note: For Acts 26:28 , AV, "thou persuadest," see FAIN , Note.

1: πείθω

(Strong's #3982 — Verb — peitho — pi'-tho )

in the Active Voice, signifies "to apply persuasion, to prevail upon or win over, to persuade," bringing about a change of mind by the influence of reason or moral considerations, e.g., in Matthew 27:20; 28:14; Acts 13:43; 19:8; in the Passive Voice, "to be persuaded, believe" (see BELIEVE , No. 2, and OBEY), e.g., Luke 16:31; 20:6; Acts 17:4; RV (AV, "believed"); Acts 21:14; 26:26; Romans 8:38; 14:14; 15:14; 2 Timothy 1:5,12; Hebrews 6:9; 11:13 , in some mss.; Hebrews 13:18 , RV (AV, "trust"). See ASSURANCE , B, No. 3.

Note: For Acts 26:28 , AV, "thou persuadest," see FAIN , Note.

2: ἀναπείθω

(Strong's #374 — Verb — anapeitho — an-ap-i'-tho )

"to persuade, induce," in an evil sense (ana, "back," and No. 1), is used in Acts 18:13 . In the Sept., Jeremiah 29:8 .

Note: For plerophoreo, rendered "being fully persuaded," in Romans 4:21; 14:5 , AV, see ASSURANCE , B, No. 2.

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Persuade'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ved/p/persuade.html. 1940.

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