dis·​sua·​sion | \ di-ˈswā-zhən How to pronounce dissuasion (audio) \

Definition of dissuasion

: the action of dissuading

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Recent Examples on the Web Depictions of gay and lesbian individuals in entertainment and media are rare, due to government dissuasion or outright censorship. NBC News, "China's gay community praises Alibaba for ad with same-sex couple," 9 Jan. 2020 Nouri Hassan, a 20-year-old model who has worked with big-name commercial brands as well as some up-and-coming designers, says that even without the agency’s explicit dissuasion, models just don’t have much leverage to demand more. Isabel Cristo, The New Republic, "Fashion Week’s Labor Problem Is Our Labor Problem," 11 Sep. 2019 And on North Korea the same dissuasion-conscious tone comes out of Paris. John Vinocur, WSJ, "What Brings Trump and Macron Together," 23 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of dissuasion

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dissuasion

Middle English dissuasioun, from Middle French or Latin; Middle French, from Latin dissuasion-, dissuasio, from dissuadēre

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“Dissuasion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dissuasion. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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