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persuasion

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of persuasion

  1. 1 the act of reasoning or pleading with someone to accept a belief or course of action <the suffragists' gradual persuasion of the American people that voting rights had to be extended to women> Synonyms conversion, convincing, inducement, inducing, persuading, suasion Related Words blandishment, cajolement, cajolery, coaxing, entreaty, exhortation, urging, wheedling; seduction, tempting; influencing, prompting, swaying; lobbying, pressuring; brainwashing, overpersuasion

  2. 2 a body of beliefs and practices regarding the supernatural and the worship of one or more deities <debating theology with someone of a different persuasion> Synonyms credo, creed, cult, faith, religionRelated Words church, communion, denomination, sect; doctrine, dogma, theology; deism, heathenism, monotheism, paganism, pantheism, polytheism, theismNear Antonyms agnosticism, know-nothingism; atheism, godlessness, nonbelief, secularism, unbelief

  3. 3 an idea that is believed to be true or valid without positive knowledge <he's of the persuasion that everything that happens in this world is part of a divine plan> Synonyms belief, conviction, eye, feeling, judgment (or judgement), mind, notion, opinion, sentiment, verdict, viewRelated Words say; impression, perception, take; attitude; assumption, presumption, presupposition; conclusion, decision, determination; deliverance, esteem, estimate, estimation; credence, credit, faith; concept, conception, idea, thought; position, stance, stand; comment, obiter dictum, observation, reflection, remark; conjecture, guess, hunch, hypothesis, surmise, theory; advice, input, recommendation, suggestion; angle, outlook, perspective, shoes, slant, standpoint, viewpoint; counterviewNear Antonyms fact, truth

  4. 4 the capacity to persuade <there was an inherent persuasion in his sonorous voice that made listeners put aside any misgivings about his message> Synonyms authority, conclusiveness, convincingness, effectiveness, force, forcefulness, cogency, persuasiveness, suasivenessRelated Words impact, might, power, punch, strength, weight; believability, credibility, soundness, validity; authoritativeness, definitiveness; influence, sway; appeal, seductivenessNear Antonyms invalidity, shakiness, unsoundness; feebleness, powerlessness, weaknessAntonyms inconclusiveness, ineffectiveness, ineffectuality, ineffectualness





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