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soft power

the ability to achieve one's goals without force, esp by diplomacy, persuasion, etc Compare hard power
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  • Mae felt herself gradually yielding to the spell of this man's soft power.

    Mae Madden Mary Murdoch Mason
  • Donnegan allowed her to stop him with that soft power for a moment, until his face went white—as if with pain.

    Gunman's Reckoning Max Brand

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