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Persuasion

Per`sua´sion
n.1.The act of persuading; the act of influencing the mind by arguments or reasons offered, or by anything that moves the mind or passions, or inclines the will to a determination.
For thou hast all the arts of fine persuasion.
- Otway.
2.The state of being persuaded or convinced; settled opinion or conviction, which has been induced.
If the general persuasion of all men does so account it.
- Hooker.
My firm persuasion is, at least sometimes,
That Heaven will weigh man's virtues and his crimes
With nice attention.
- Cowper.
3.A creed or belief; a sect or party adhering to a certain creed or system of opinions; as, of the same persuasion; all persuasions are agreed.
Of whatever state or persuasion, religious or political.
- Jefferson.
4.The power or quality of persuading; persuasiveness.
Is 't possible that my deserts to you
Can lack persuasion?
- Shak.
5.That which persuades; a persuasive.
Noun1.Persuasionpersuasion - the act of persuading (or attempting to persuade); communication intended to induce belief or action
Synonyms: suasion
2.persuasion - a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty; "my opinion differs from yours"; "what are your thoughts on Haiti?"
3.persuasion - inducement to act by argument or reasoning or entreaty
Antonyms:
dissuasion - influencing someone to desist by argument or reasoning or entreaty

PERSUASION. The act of influencing by expostulation or request. While the persuasion is confined within those limits which leave the mind free, it may be used to induce another to make his will, or even to make it in his own favor; but if such persuasion should so far operate on the mind of the testator, that he would be deprived of a perfectly free will, it would vitiate the instrument. 3 Serg. & Rawle, 269; 5 Serg. & Rawle, 207; 13 Serg. & Rawle, 323.

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