persuasion Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"persuasion" in British English

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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 little gentle persuasion. The ​occasion will be a ​test of the senator's powers of persuasion (= his ​ability to ​persuadepeople).

persuasion noun (BELIEFS)

[C] a ​particular set of ​beliefs, ​especiallyreligiousones: We need a ​society which ​welcomespeople of all ​religious persuasions.
(Definition of persuasion from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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persuasionnoun

 us   /pərˈsweɪ·ʒən/
[C] a ​particular set of ​beliefs, esp. ​religious or ​politicalones: People of all ​religious persuasions are ​welcome.
writing [U] Persuasion is also a ​form of ​speech or writing that uses ​argument or ​emotion to make the ​listener or ​readerbelieve what the ​author is saying.
(Definition of persuasion from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “persuasion”
in Arabic إقناع…
in Korean 설득, 납득…
in Portuguese persuasão…
in Catalan persuasió…
in Japanese 説得…
in Chinese (Simplified) 改变主意, 说服…
in Turkish ikna, inandırma, inanç…
in Russian убеждение, вероисповедание…
in Chinese (Traditional) 改變主意, 說服…
in Italian persuasione…
in Polish perswazja, namowa, przekonania…
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