persuasion

[ per-swey-zhuh n ]
/ pərˈsweɪ ʒən /

noun

Origin of persuasion

1350–1400; late Middle English < Latin persuāsiōn- (stem of persuāsiō; see per-, suasion); replacing Middle English persuacioun < Middle French persuacion < Latin, as above

Related forms

pre·per·sua·sion, nounself-per·sua·sion, noun

Synonym study

1. See advice.
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British Dictionary definitions for persuasion

persuasion

/ (pəˈsweɪʒən) /

noun

the act of persuading or of trying to persuade
the power to persuade
the state of being persuaded; strong belief
an established creed or belief, esp a religious one
a sect, party, or faction

Word Origin for persuasion

C14: from Latin persuāsiō; see persuade
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