[ dih-swey-zhuhn ]
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  1. an act or instance of dissuading.

Origin of dissuasion

1520–30; <Latin dissuāsiōn- (stem of dissuāsiō) a speaking against, equivalent to dissuās(us) (past participle of dissuādēre; dissuād- (see dissuade) + -tus past participle suffix) + -iōn--ion

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How to use dissuasion in a sentence

  • It is, therefore, peculiarly necessary to those not easily reached by other forms of warning and dissuasion.

  • This was a step which needed a vast deal of dissuasion on the part of his generals ere he relinquished his mad attempt.

    The Blue and The Gray | A. R. White
  • He vouchsafed no explanation, and Clem, though heavy-hearted with anxiety, asked no questions and attempted no dissuasion.

    The Code of the Mountains | Charles Neville Buck
  • Nick heard pronounced in quick, soft dissuasion and in the now familiar accents of Gabriel Nash.

    The Tragic Muse | Henry James
  • Several times while I was seeking permission to go up on the structure I was treated to stories like this and to mild dissuasion.

    Careers of Danger and Daring | Cleveland Moffett