[ swey-zhuh n ]
/ ˈsweɪ ʒən /


the act of advising, urging, or attempting to persuade; persuasion.
an instance of this; a persuasive effort.

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

Related forms

sua·sive [swey-siv] /ˈsweɪ sɪv/, sua·so·ry [swey-suh-ree] /ˈsweɪ sə ri/, adjectivesua·sive·ly, adverbsua·sive·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for suasion


/ (ˈsweɪʒən) /


a rare word for persuasion

Derived Forms

suasive, adjective

Word Origin for suasion

C14: from Latin suāsiō, from suādēre to persuade
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