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persuasionnoun

uk   /pəˈsweɪ.ʒən/  us   /pɚ-/

persuasion noun (CHANGING IDEAS)

C2 [U] the action of persuading someone or of being persuaded: It took a lot of persuasion to convince the committee of the advantages of the new plan. She will help you - she just needs a bit of gentle persuasion. The occasion will be a test of the senator's powers of persuasion (= his ability to persuade people).

persuasion noun (BELIEFS)

[C] a particular set of beliefs, especially religious ones: We need a society which welcomes people of all religious persuasions.
Translations of “persuasion”
in Korean 설득, 납득…
in Arabic إقناع…
in Portuguese persuasão…
in Catalan persuasió…
in Japanese 説得…
in Italian persuasione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 改變主意, 說服…
in Russian убеждение, вероисповедание…
in Turkish ikna, inandırma, inanç…
in Chinese (Simplified) 改变主意, 说服…
in Polish perswazja, namowa, przekonania…
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