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persuasion

[ per-swey-zhuhn ]
/ pərˈsweɪ ʒən /
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noun
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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

synonym study for persuasion

1. See advice.

OTHER WORDS FROM persuasion

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