Origin of persuasion
Examples from the Web for persuasion
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|DAILY BEAST
Further, creating models for persuasion is “incredibly hard.”Did a Flawed Computer Model Sabotage the Democrats?|Ben Jacobs|November 10, 2014|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.
Yes, budgets may be statements of priorities, but in and of themselves they are not statements of persuasion.
After a great deal of trouble and persuasion, I prevailed upon Mr. F. Crockford to undertake it, and we made out the bill of fare.Soyer's Culinary Campaign|Alexis Soyer
One mode of persuasion their ingenuity has suggested, which it may, perhaps, be less easy to resist.The Works of Samuel Johnson, Vol. 6|Samuel Johnson
There are thousands for whom a blow is a better thing than expostulation, persuasion, or any sort of kindness.A Rough Shaking|George MacDonald
He exerted all his art and persuasion with Edward to assert his title to the crown of France.
Then I am driven to an unpleasant line of persuasion, though very reluctantly.Amos Huntingdon|T.P. Wilson
British Dictionary definitions for persuasion
Word Origin for persuasion
Word Origin and History for persuasion
late 14c., "action of inducing (someone) to believe (something); argument to persuade, inducement," from Old French persuasion (14c.) and directly from Latin persuasionem (nominative persuasio) "a convincing, persuading," noun of action from past participle stem of persuadere "persuade, convince," from per- "thoroughly, strongly" (see per) + suadere "to urge, persuade," from PIE *swad- "sweet, pleasant" (see sweet (adj.)). Meaning "religious belief, creed" is from 1620s.