dissuasion

noun
dis·​sua·​sion | \di-ˈswā-zhən \

Definition of dissuasion 

: the action of dissuading

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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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