Definition of persuasion
2 : the condition of being persuaded
3a : an opinion held with complete assuranceb : a system of religious beliefs; also : a group adhering to a particular system of beliefs
Examples of persuasion in a sentence
It would take a lot of persuasion to get him to agree to such an offer.
Most kids don't need much persuasion to use computers.
people of all different persuasions
Origin and Etymology of persuasion
Middle English persuasioun, from Medieval French or Latin; Medieval French persuasion, from Latin persuasion-, persuasio, from persuadēre
First Known Use: 14th century
Synonym Discussion of persuasion
PERSUASION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of persuasion for English Language Learners
: the act of causing people to do or believe something : the act or activity of persuading people
: a particular type of belief or way of thinking
PERSUASION Defined for Kids
Medical Definition of persuasion
: a method of treating neuroses consisting essentially in rational conversation and reeducation
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