suasion


sua·sion

noun \ˈswā-zhən\

Definition of SUASION

:  the act of influencing or persuading
sua·sive \ˈswā-siv, -ziv\ adjective
sua·sive·ly adverb
sua·sive·ness noun

Examples of SUASION

  1. <a defense lawyer uses not only legal arguments but also moral suasion to appeal to a jury's sense of right and wrong>

Origin of SUASION

Middle English, from Latin suasion-, suasio, from suadēre to urge, persuade — more at sweet
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with SUASION

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