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persuasion

noun [U] (CHANGING IDEAS)    /pəˈsweɪ.ʒən/ US  /pɚ-/
C2 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 ).Urging and persuadingCausing somebody to act
(Definition of persuasion noun (CHANGING IDEAS) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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