To persuade is to induce to act: persuading is inducing-others to act.2. In the act of the legislature which declared that if any person or persons knowingly and willingly shall aid or assist any enemies at open war with this state by persuading others to enlist for that purpose, he shall be adjudged guilty of high treason; the word persuading, thus used; means to succeed: and there must be an actual enlistment, of the person persuaded in order to bring the, defendant within the intention of the clause. It may be fairly argued, however, that the attempt to persuade without success would be a misdemeanor. 1 Russ. on Cr. 44. 3. In England it has been decided, that to incite and procure a person to commit suicide, is not a crime for which the party could be tried.