power(s) of persuasion

noun phrase

: ability to persuade people
She used her powers of persuasion to convince them to buy the house.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web When Mahomes returned to the sideline after that possession, the team’s training staff employed all its power of persuasion to get the recalcitrant quarterback to the locker room for a better look at his injury. Joe Drape, New York Times, 21 Jan. 2023 The mermaid-like Sirens in Wednesday, such as Bianca, have the power of persuasion. Hannah Oh, Seventeen, 29 Nov. 2022 Or maybe Annabella is just a metaphor for the power of persuasion. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 Sep. 2022 Great CEOs rely more on their power of persuasion and ability to bring everybody to collective agreement. Michael Hoffman, Forbes, 11 Aug. 2022 But these were among his strong suits—especially the power of persuasion. Adam Popescu, Popular Mechanics, 18 July 2022 All Aboard Ohio, a private, nonprofit organization, doesn’t have any authority to move the station, other than its power of persuasion. Susan Glaser, cleveland, 15 Apr. 2021 Hogan has no actual power over the scheduled execution, which is at the federal level — just his power of persuasion. Ben Leonard, baltimoresun.com, 17 Dec. 2020 Gregory Koger, a professor of political science at the University of Miami, said Mr. McConnell has no way to stop a vote, aside from the power of persuasion. Siobhan Hughes, WSJ, 16 Dec. 2020 See More

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