Much can be done by suggestion and suasion regarding the choice of mates and the rearing of large families.
Just a flicker of vindictiveness crept into Boris' eyes, and under the suasion of firearms he turned again to the bag.
No process of suasion will be necessary, however, if their intimate association is prevented.
The strip of board ceased to move to the suasion of his hand.
No orders, no suasion, could touch Grip now; neither could any form of attack move his anger.
She laid her hand upon my sleeve and 'neath the suasion of her touch I moved away.
Just a flicker of vindictiveness crept into Melun's eyes, and under the suasion of firearms he turned again to the bag.
He had no alternative but to obey the suasion of Mr. Rassendyll's arm, and they two began to walk down the Konigstrasse.
And so, by the suasion of his arm and his imperious will, she was swept onward along the road of her destiny.
Having exhausted his powers of suasion in vain, he left her to think over it, and sallied forth crestfallen.
late 14c., probably via Old French suasion (14c.), from Latin suasionem (nominative suasio) "an advising, a counseling," from suasus, past participle of suadere "to urge, persuade" (related to suavis "sweet;" see sweet). Survives chiefly in phrase moral suasion (1640s).