the act of advising, urging, or attempting to persuade; persuasion.
an instance of this; a persuasive effort.
- sua·sive [swey-siv], /ˈsweɪ sɪv/, sua·so·ry [swey-suh-ree], /ˈsweɪ sə ri/, adjective
- sua·sive·ly, adverb
- sua·sive·ness, noun
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How to use suasion in a sentence
But our authority, moral suasion, and dollars secured the peace in both Europe and Japan.Michael Tomasky on Why Mitt Romney’s Warmongering Won’t Work | Michael Tomasky | July 26, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
It was inevitable that Carver should undervalue moral suasion; a military man, he recognized only the arbitrament of brute force.The Argus Pheasant | John Charles Beecham
This, however, is effected by moral suasion alone, and physical punishment is extremely rare.The Myths of the North American Indians | Lewis Spence
Either they would have the workers give up all struggle and depend upon moral suasion, or they would have them riot.The Common Sense of Socialism | John Spargo
Just a flicker of vindictiveness crept into Boris' eyes, and under the suasion of firearms he turned again to the bag.High Noon | Anonymous
In the passage here omitted, Eleusius tries to win her over, but neither suasion nor scourging shake her resolution.
British Dictionary definitions for suasion
a rare word for persuasion
- suasive, adjective
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