suasion

play
noun sua·sion \ˈswā-zhən\

Definition of suasion

  1. :  the act of influencing or persuading

suasive

play \ˈswā-siv, -ziv\ adjective

suasively

adverb

suasiveness

noun

Examples of suasion in a Sentence

  1. a defense lawyer uses not only legal arguments but also moral suasion to appeal to a jury's sense of right and wrong

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Origin and Etymology of suasion

Middle English, from Latin suasion-, suasio, from suadēre to urge, persuade — more at sweet



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