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persuasionnoun

us   /pərˈsweɪ·ʒən/
[C] a particular set of beliefs, esp. religious or political ones: 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 reader believe what the author is saying.
(Definition of persuasion from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







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persuasionnoun

uk   /pəˈsweɪ.ʒən/ us   /pɚˈsweɪ.ʒən/
  • 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 persuade people).
(Definition of persuasion from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © 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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