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