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English noun: persuasion

1. persuasion (communication) the act of persuading (or attempting to persuade); communication intended to induce belief or action


Synonymssuasion


Broader (hypernym)communicating, communication


Narrower (hyponym)arm-twisting, artillery, bell ringing, canvassing, electioneering, exhortation, incitement, line, prompting, proselytism, sloganeering, suggestion, weapon


Antonymsdissuasion

2. persuasion (cognition) a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty


SamplesMy opinion differs from yours.
I am not of your persuasion.
What are your thoughts on Haiti?.


Synonymsopinion, sentiment, thought, view


Broader (hypernym)belief


Narrower (hyponym)eyes, idea, judgement, judgment, mind, parti pris, pole, political sympathies, politics, preconceived idea, preconceived notion, preconceived opinion, preconception, prepossession









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