persuasion - definition and synonyms

 
noun 

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/pə(r)ˈsweɪʒ(ə)n/
singularpersuasion
pluralpersuasions
  1. 1
    [uncountable] the process of persuading someone to do or believe something

    We achieve much more by persuasion than by brute force.

    powers of persuasion:

    Using her powers of persuasion, she got him to help.

  2. 3
    [singular] humorous a particular type of person or thing

    people of the male persuasion