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suasion

noun

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the act of reasoning or pleading with someone to accept a belief or course of action
  • 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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The first known use of suasion was in the 14th century

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“Suasion.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/suasion. Accessed 3 Oct. 2022.

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