persuasion


per·sua·sion

noun \pər-ˈswā-zhən\

: the act of causing people to do or believe something : the act or activity of persuading people

: a particular type of belief or way of thinking

Full Definition of PERSUASION

1
a :  the act or process or an instance of persuading
b :  a persuading argument
c :  the ability to persuade :  persuasiveness
2
:  the condition of being persuaded
3
a :  an opinion held with complete assurance
b :  a system of religious beliefs; also :  a group adhering to a particular system of beliefs
4
:  kind, sort

Examples of PERSUASION

  1. It would take a lot of persuasion to get him to agree to such an offer.
  2. Most kids don't need much persuasion to use computers.
  3. people of all different persuasions

Origin of PERSUASION

Middle English persuasioun, from Middle French or Latin; Middle French persuasion, from Latin persuasion-, persuasio, from persuadēre
First Known Use: 14th century

per·sua·sion

noun \pər-ˈswā-zhən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PERSUASION

: a method of treating neuroses consisting essentially in rational conversation and reeducation

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