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English Definitionto persuade; to convince; to talk somebody over
Simplified Script说服
Traditional Script說服
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄕㄨㄟˋ ㄈㄨˊ
Cantonese (Jyutping)seoi3fuk6
Part of Speech(动) verb
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=5; TOP=Intermediate
Word Decomposition
shuìto persuade
clothes; dress; garment; to serve (in the military, a prison sentence etc); to obey; to convince; to admire; to acclimatize; to take (medicine); mourning clothes; to wear mourning clothes

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
说动shuìdòngto persuade
Words With Same Tail Word    
克服kèfú(try to) overcome (hardships etc); to conquer; to put up with; to endure
佩服pèifúto admire
西服xīfúsuit; Western-style clothes (historical usage)
屈服qūfúto surrender; to yield
征服zhēngfúto conquer; to subdue; to vanquish
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