Origin of persuasion
Examples from the Web for self-persuasion
Historical Examples of self-persuasion
Let me acknowledge that there was much need of self-persuasion to arrive at this conclusion.
He caught no cold, and therefore has done more to-day, with great delight and self-persuasion of improvement.The Letters of Jane Austen
The hope flickered; only the momentary necessity for self-persuasion kept it alive.Special Messenger
Robert W. Chambers
Word Origin 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.