English noun: persuasion
|1.||persuasion (communication) the act of persuading (or attempting to persuade); communication intended to induce belief or action|
|Broader (hypernym)||communicating, communication|
|Narrower (hyponym)||arm-twisting, artillery, bell ringing, canvassing, electioneering, exhortation, incitement, line, prompting, proselytism, sloganeering, suggestion, weapon|
|2.||persuasion (cognition) a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty|
|Samples||My opinion differs from yours.|
I am not of your persuasion.
What are your thoughts on Haiti?.
|Synonyms||opinion, sentiment, thought, view|
|Narrower (hyponym)||eyes, idea, judgement, judgment, mind, parti pris, pole, political sympathies, politics, preconceived idea, preconceived notion, preconceived opinion, preconception, prepossession|