How to sign persuade in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 1)

Sign Instructions:

Begin with the index finger of your non-dominant hand in a vertical position in front of you, and with the fingertips of your dominant hand near your index finger. Move your dominant hand from side to side a couple of times, let your fingertips hit your index finger. The fingers of your dominant hand should be slightly bending back and forth as your do this motion.


Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of persuade

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of persuade

End of Sign

Final Frame of persuade

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for persuade
Extend your fingers and press them together, with your thumb sticking out to the side.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for persuade
Extend your index finger straight up, resembling the number one. Fold the other fingers into your palm.

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