the state or fact of being persuaded or convinced.
a deep conviction or belief.
a form or system of belief, especially religious belief: the Quaker persuasion.
a sect, group, or faction holding or advocating a particular belief, idea, ideology, etc.: Several of the people present are of the socialist persuasion.
Facetious. kind or sort.
- pre·per·sua·sion, noun
- self-per·sua·sion, noun
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How to use persuasion in a sentence
My colleague Dylan Matthews recently reported on findings that voters in general elections are likely not moved at all by campaign persuasion efforts like “canvassing, phone calls, direct mail, TV, online ads, or anything else under the sun.”Poll: College students are ready to call out people who don’t vote | Jerusalem Demsas | October 16, 2020 | Vox
I hesitate to recommend this outright because the “Which is not that true” bit leads me to believe you might be open to the right kind of persuasion.
In the three short weeks until Election Day, Pa’Lante is expecting a steady deluge of messages that shift away from persuasion and move into intentional suppression by spreading messages meant to confuse and intimidate voters.“It’s been really, really bad”: How Hispanic voters are being targeted by disinformation | Tate Ryan-Mosley | October 12, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
He conducts research on factors affecting human judgment and decision-making and teaches courses on persuasion and consumer behavior.
Many focus on issue persuasion, voter mobilization, or fundraising, and some groups use much more sophisticated approaches than others.Explainer: What do political databases know about you? | Tate Ryan-Mosley | August 31, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
But Hollande was “insistent,” she writes, and “his strength of persuasion was nuclear.”Hell Hath No Fury Like Valerie Trierweiler, the French President’s Ex | Lizzie Crocker | November 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Further, creating models for persuasion is “incredibly hard.”Did a Flawed Computer Model Sabotage the Democrats? | Ben Jacobs | November 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
My mom stands there, unimpressed by my attempt at persuasion.
You might be surprised to hear that hidden in Tampa, Florida is a food oasis of the Cuban persuasion.
Let us, through persuasion and education, seek to improve institutions we deem defective.
After an hour's insane remonstrance, he gave in to his own alarm, rather than to the persuasion of his partner.
A year later I found Agoncillo of exactly the same intransigent persuasion.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
It also legalised peaceful picketing, that particular form of persuasion with which a democratic age has become only too familiar.Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow
We leave Pernambuco, with a firm persuasion that this part of Brazil at least will never again tamely submit to Portugal.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil | Maria Graham
At his persuasion the pope purchased the vineyard, and the archological commission began the work of excavation.The Catacombs of Rome | William Henry Withrow
British Dictionary definitions for persuasion
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
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