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persuasion

noun 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.
(Definition of persuasion from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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