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?"


  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.

  2. persuasion(Noun)

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

  3. persuasion(Noun)

    A strongly held conviction, opinion or belief.

    It is his persuasion that abortion should never be condoned.

  4. persuasion(Noun)

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

  5. persuasion(Noun)

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

  6. persuasion(Noun)

    Any group having a specified characteristic or attribute in common.

  7. Origin: 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


  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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  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. Aeschylus:

    Of all the Gods, Death only craves not gifts: Nor sacrifice, nor yet drink-offering poured Avails; no altars hath he, nor is soothed By hymns of praise. From him alone of all The powers of Heaven Persuasion holds aloof.

  2. Steven Mosher:

    China has set up a deadly demographic trap for itself, condemning itself to low or no growth for years to come, regardless of how many babies they can, using persuasion or compulsion, get young women to bear.

  3. The Democratic aide:

    While I will certainly share my view and try to persuade them that the vote to disapprove is the right one, in my experience with matters of conscience and great consequence like this, each member ultimately comes to their own conclusion. the statement itself is a clear attempt at persuasion.

  4. Nadine Gordimer:

    The primacy of the word, basis of the human psyche, that has in our age been used for mind-bending persuasion and brain-washing pulp, disgraced by Gobbles and debased by advertising copy, remains a force for freedom that flies out between all bars.

  5. Zac Moffat:

    Republicans are still very much in the television persuasion model, we are still having philosophical arguments about where we are, and meanwhile the Democrats arguing about the type of targeting to use.

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Translations for persuasion

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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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