an act or instance of dissuading.
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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.The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce | Ambrose Bierce
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