Definitions for persuasionpərˈsweɪ ʒən
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the act of persuading or seeking to persuade.
power to persuade; persuasive force.
the state or fact of being persuaded or convinced.
a deep conviction or belief.
a form or system of belief, esp. religious belief:
the Quaker persuasion.
a sect, group, or faction.
Category: Status (usage)
Origin of persuasion:
1350–1400; ME persuacioun (< AF, MF) < L persuāsiō; see persuade , -tion
the act of persuading (or attempting to persuade); communication intended to induce belief or action
opinion, sentiment, persuasion, view, thought(noun)
a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty
"my opinion differs from yours"; "I am not of your persuasion"; "what are your thoughts on Haiti?"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
the process of making sb believe or agree with you
It took a lot of persuasion to get him to come tonight.
The act of persuading, or trying to do so; the addressing of arguments to someone with the intention of changing their mind or convincing them of a certain point of view, course of action etc.
An argument or other statement intended to influence one's opinions or beliefs; a way of persuading someone.
A strongly held conviction, opinion or belief.
It is his persuasion that abortion should never be condoned.
One's ability or power to influence someone's opinions or feelings; persuasiveness.
A specified religious adherence, a creed; any school of thought or ideology.
Any group having a specified characteristic or attribute in common.
Origin: From persuasion and its source, persuasio, from persuadere, from suadere.
the act of persuading; the act of influencing the mind by arguments or reasons offered, or by anything that moves the mind or passions, or inclines the will to a determination
the state of being persuaded or convinced; settled opinion or conviction, which has been induced
a creed or belief; a sect or party adhering to a certain creed or system of opinions; as, of the same persuasion; all persuasions are agreed
the power or quality of persuading; persuasiveness
that which persuades; a persuasive
Translations for persuasion
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the act of persuading
He gave in to our persuasion and did what we wanted him to do.
- persuasãoPortuguese (BR)
- متقاعد سازیFarsi
- כוֹחַ שִׁכנוּעַHebrew
- धारणा, दृढ़ विश्वासHindi
- nagovaranje, uvjeravanjeCroatian
- persuasione, convincimentoItalian
- 설득, 권유Korean
- įkalbinėjimas, įtikinėjimasLithuanian
- pārliecināšana; pierunāšanaLatvian
- overtalelse, overbevisningNorwegian
- متقاعد سازیPersian
- تشويقول، مجبورول،Pashto
- persuasiune, putere de convingereRomanian
- ikna etme/edilme, razı etme/edilmeTurkish
- 說服Chinese (Trad.)
- sự thuyết phụcVietnamese
- 说服Chinese (Simp.)
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