- the act of advising, urging, or attempting to persuade; persuasion.
- an instance of this; a persuasive effort.
Origin of suasion
Examples from the Web for suasion
Just a flicker of vindictiveness crept into Boris' eyes, and under the suasion of firearms he turned again to the bag.High Noon
Having exhausted his powers of suasion in vain, he left her to think over it, and sallied forth crestfallen.Rivers of Ice
The strip of board ceased to move to the suasion of his hand.
Just a flicker of vindictiveness crept into Melun's eyes, and under the suasion of firearms he turned again to the bag.The Crime Club
And so, by the suasion of his arm and his imperious will, she was swept onward along the road of her destiny.The Historical Nights' Entertainment
- a rare word for persuasion
Word Origin and History for suasion
late 14c., probably via Old French suasion (14c.), from Latin suasionem (nominative suasio) "an advising, a counseling," from suasus, past participle of suadere "to urge, persuade" (related to suavis "sweet;" see sweet). Survives chiefly in phrase moral suasion (1640s).