Definition of suasion
: the act of influencing or persuading
suasiveplay \ˈswā-siv, -ziv\ adjective
Examples of suasion in a Sentence
a defense lawyer uses not only legal arguments but also moral suasion to appeal to a jury's sense of right and wrong
Recent Examples of suasion from the Web
All SCOTUS has is moral suasion and institutional tradition, and we've all seen how far those go with this crowd.
The rapid initial response has often been held up as an example of how voluntary targets and moral suasion can be effective.
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