persuasion


persuasion

noun

Definition of PERSUASION

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>
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>
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>
Near Antonyms fact, truth
4
the capacity to persuade <there was an inherent persuasion in his sonorous voice that made listeners put aside any misgivings about his message>

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