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suasion

[ swey-zhuhn ]
/ ˈsweɪ ʒən /
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noun
the act of advising, urging, or attempting to persuade; persuasion.
an instance of this; a persuasive effort.
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Origin of suasion

1325–75; Middle English <Latin suāsiōn- (stem of suāsiō), equivalent to suās(us), past participle of suādēre to advise (suād-, verb stem + -tus past participle suffix, with dt>s) + -iōn--ion

OTHER WORDS FROM suasion

sua·sive [swey-siv], /ˈsweɪ sɪv/, sua·so·ry [swey-suh-ree], /ˈsweɪ sə ri/, adjectivesua·sive·ly, adverbsua·sive·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for suasion

suasion
/ (ˈsweɪʒən) /

noun
a rare word for persuasion

Derived forms of suasion

suasive, adjective

Word Origin for suasion

C14: from Latin suāsiō, from suādēre to persuade
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