What does persuasion mean?

Definitions for persuasion
pərˈsweɪ ʒənper·sua·sion

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word persuasion.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. persuasion, suasion(noun)

    the act of persuading (or attempting to persuade); communication intended to induce belief or action

  2. 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?"

Wiktionary

  1. persuasion(Noun)

    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.

    Etymology: From persuasion and its source, persuasio, from persuadere, from suadere.

  2. persuasion(Noun)

    An argument or other statement intended to influence one's opinions or beliefs; a way of persuading someone.

    Etymology: From persuasion and its source, persuasio, from persuadere, from suadere.

  3. persuasion(Noun)

    A strongly held conviction, opinion or belief.

    It is his persuasion that abortion should never be condoned.

    Etymology: From persuasion and its source, persuasio, from persuadere, from suadere.

  4. persuasion(Noun)

    One's ability or power to influence someone's opinions or feelings; persuasiveness.

    Etymology: From persuasion and its source, persuasio, from persuadere, from suadere.

  5. persuasion(Noun)

    A specified religious adherence, a creed; any school of thought or ideology.

    Etymology: From persuasion and its source, persuasio, from persuadere, from suadere.

  6. persuasion(Noun)

    Any group having a specified characteristic or attribute in common.

    Etymology: From persuasion and its source, persuasio, from persuadere, from suadere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Persuasion(noun)

    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

  2. Persuasion(noun)

    the state of being persuaded or convinced; settled opinion or conviction, which has been induced

  3. Persuasion(noun)

    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

  4. Persuasion(noun)

    the power or quality of persuading; persuasiveness

  5. Persuasion(noun)

    that which persuades; a persuasive

Freebase

  1. Persuasion

    Persuasion is underneath the umbrella term of Influence. In other words, persuasion is influence, but it requires communication, whereas influence doesn't necessarily. Persuasion can attempt to influence the beliefs, attitudes, intentions, motivations, or behaviors. Persuasion is a process aimed at changing a person's attitude or behavior toward some event, idea, object, or other person, by using written or spoken words to convey information, feelings, or reasoning, or a combination thereof. Persuasion is also an often used tool in the pursuit of personal gain, such as election campaigning, giving a sales pitch, or in Trial Advocacy. Persuasion can also be interpreted as using one's personal or positional resources to change people's behaviors or attitudes. Systematic persuasion is the process through which attitudes or beliefs are changed by appeals to logic and reason. Heuristic persuasion on the other hand is the process through which attitudes or beliefs are changed because of appeals to habit or emotion.

How to pronounce persuasion?

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How to say persuasion in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of persuasion in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of persuasion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of persuasion in a Sentence

  1. John Milton:

    Here the great art lies, to discern in what the law is to be to restraint and punishment, and in what things persuasion only is to work.

  2. Tim Miller:

    Jeb Bush is one of just a few candidates -- possibly the only candidate -- with multiple paths through the February states and the resources and ground game to execute in them, in addition to the durability to play aggressively inMarch, we already have the biggest ground organization in New Hampshire, where we are leading our lane, and we are about to send more resources there to grow voter contact and persuasion. This comes in addition to what we believe are the best teams in Iowa, South Carolina and Nevada.

  3. Homer:

    A companion's words of persuasion are effective.

  4. Abraham Lincoln:

    When the conduct of men is designed to be influenced, persuasion, kind unassuming persuasion, should ever be adopted. It is an old and true maxim that 'a drop of honey catches more flies than a gallon of gall.' So with men. If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his sincere friend. Therein is a drop of honey that catches his heart, which, say what he will, is the great highroad to his reason, and which, once gained, you will find but little trouble in convincing him of the justice of your cause, if indeed that cause is really a good one.

  5. Sandar Min:

    This is persuasion in the interest of their project. We understand that, they put us in good hotels, treated us to nice meals.

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  • oortuigingAfrikaans
  • إقناعArabic
  • Überredungskunst, Überredung, ÜberzeugungGerman
  • πειστικότηταGreek
  • persuasiónSpanish
  • suostuttelu, vakaumus, kuppikunta, suostutteleminenFinnish
  • persuasionFrench
  • beachd, barail, coiteachadhScottish Gaelic
  • प्रोत्साहनHindi
  • 説得力, 説得Japanese
  • ಮನವೊಲಿಸುವುದುKannada
  • overtuigingDutch
  • убеждение, убедительность, убеждённость, уговорRussian
  • ఒప్పించగలిగేTelugu
  • การชักชวนThai
  • حوصلہ افزائیUrdu
  • thuyết phụcVietnamese

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