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persuasion

per·sua·sion

persuasion

 
 
pronunciation:
pr sweI zhn
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of convincing someone to believe something or do something.
It was his parents' persuasion that changed his mind.Her offer to serve us dinner was a powerful persuasion for us to stay longer.
similar words:
encouragement
definition 2: the ability to convince someone to believe something or do something.
The salesman's persuasion succeeded in getting her to buy the car.
similar words:
force, influence, magnetism, pull, say