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suasion

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noun sua·sion \ˈswā-zhən\

Definition of suasion

  1. :  the act of influencing or persuading

sua·sive play \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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