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Definitions of persuasion

  1. the act of persuading (or attempting to persuade); communicatioon intended to induce belief Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. inducement by argument or reasoning or entreaty Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. inducement to act by argument or reasoning or entreaty Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4. the act of persuading (or attempting to persuade); communication intended to induce belief or action Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. The state of being persuaded or convinced; settled opinion or conviction, which has been induced. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A creed or belief; a sect or party adhering to a certain creed or system of opinions; as, of the same persuasion; all persuasions are agreed. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. The power or quality of persuading; persuasiveness. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. That which persuades; a persuasive. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. The act or art of influencing, or the state of being influenced, by argument or entreaty; a creed. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. Persuasiveness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. Act of persuading; state of being persuaded; conviction; creed. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. The act of persuading. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Settled opinion; accepted creed. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. Act of persuading; state of being persuaded; conviction; a creed or belief; a sect. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. The act of persuading; state of being persuaded; settled opinion or conviction; a religious sect or party adhering to a certain creed or system. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for persuasion

  1. But no amount of persuasion would induce her to do any more. – Betty Wales Freshman by Edith K. Dunton
  2. Mrs. Burton in all this saw something of the gentle persuasion which the mother had used, but of that she said nothing. – The Claverings by Anthony Trollope
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