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persuasion

noun

1 persuasion

The act of persuading (or attempting to persuade); communication intended to induce belief or action.

synonym: suasion.

Roget 537: teaching etc. v.; instruction; edification; education; tuition; tutorage, tutelage; direction, guidance; opsimathy.    qualification, ... show more

Roget 615: motive, springs of action, wellsprings of action.    reason, ground, call, principle; by end, by purpose; mainspring, primum mobile [Lat.], keystone; the why and the wherefore; ... show more

Dutch: afspreken, overreding, overtuiging, persuasie
Polish: inspiracja, namowa, perswazja, podszept, poduszczenie, sugestia



2 persuasion

A personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty:
— I am not of your persuasion.

synonyms: opinion, sentiment, thought, view.

Roget 484: belief; credence; credit; assurance; faith, trust, troth, confidence, presumption, sanguine expectation etc. (hope) 858; dependence on, ... show more

Dutch: convictie, denkbeeld, gedachte, gevoelen, gezindheid, inzicht, inzien, mening, oordeel, opinie ... show more


Moby thesaurus: adherents, affiliation, allurement, ascendancy, authority, belief, bias, blandishment, blood, body, branch, brand, breed, cajolement, cajolery, cast, character, charisma, charm, church ... show more.

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