What does persuasion mean?

Definitions for persuasion
pərˈsweɪ ʒənper·sua·sion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. persuasion, suasionnoun

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

  2. opinion, sentiment, persuasion, view, thoughtnoun

    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. persuasionnoun

    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. persuasionnoun

    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. persuasionnoun

    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. persuasionnoun

    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. persuasionnoun

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

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

  6. persuasionnoun

    Any group having a specified characteristic or attribute in common.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Persuasionnoun

    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. Persuasionnoun

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

  3. Persuasionnoun

    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. Persuasionnoun

    the power or quality of persuading; persuasiveness

  5. Persuasionnoun

    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.

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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. Gavin Newsom:

    It's about boots on the ground, door knocking. It's about text messaging, it's not a persuasion campaign. I mean, you'll still find people that may be on the fence, but it's really about turnout. Labor knows how to turn out.

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Modern man uses ideas and persuasion to achieve his goals; primitive man uses guns and brute force to achieve his goals! Moral and clever people choose the first method; immoral and stupid people choose the second method!

  3. Thich Tinh Giac:

    This year, due to COVID, there are fewer people releasing fish here, but there is a major change in attitude towards plastic bags, after years of persuasion, now they don’t throw the plastic bags into the water anymore but collect them to be recycled.

  4. 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.

  5. Gavin Newsom:

    It's not a persuasion campaign. People are locked in. But the profound consequences -- particularly the leading candidate on the other side, Larry Elder -- people just need to take a close look.

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