persuasion

[per-swey-zhuh n]
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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 formspre·per·sua·sion, nounself-per·sua·sion, noun

Synonym study

1. See advice.
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British Dictionary definitions for self-persuasion

persuasion

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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Word Origin and History for self-persuasion

persuasion

n.

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.

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