- the act of advising, urging, or attempting to persuade; persuasion.
- an instance of this; a persuasive effort.
Origin of suasion
Examples from the Web for suasive
Oliver Goldsmith was the most pure and suasive spirit of his age.Oliver Goldsmith
E. S. Lang Buckland
Ministers of religion as well as physicians have always wielded with authority the suasive power.Human Personality and its Survival of Bodily Death
Frederick W. H. Myers
He had the most suasive, genial, and gentlemanly comedy manner conceivable, and was never for a minute away from the footlights.The Making Of A Novelist
David Christie Murray
So spoke the great advocate with suasive eloquence—with eloquence dangerously suasive as regarded his own happiness.The Bertrams
Though certainly not gifted with the imaginative powers of a poetic bard of Rajpootana, their suasive influence is very telling.The Hindoos as they Are
Shib Chunder Bose
- a rare word for persuasion
Word Origin and History for suasive
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).