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Definitions and Synonyms of persuasion | Another word for persuasion | What is persuasion?

Definition 1: a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where persuasion or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • my opinion differs from yours
  • I am not of your persuasion
  • what are your thoughts on Haiti?

Synonyms for persuasion in the sense of this definition

(persuasion is a kind of ...) any cognitive content held as true

(... is a kind of persuasion ) a personal view

"he has an idea that we don't like him"

(... is a kind of persuasion ) an opinion formed by judging something

"he was reluctant to make his judgment known" "she changed her mind"

(... is a kind of persuasion ) opinion or judgment

"in the eyes of the law" "I was wrong in her eyes"

(... is a kind of persuasion ) an opinion formed beforehand without adequate evidence

"he did not even try to confirm his preconceptions"

(... is a kind of persuasion ) one of two divergent or mutually exclusive opinions

"they are at opposite poles" "they are poles apart"

(... is a kind of persuasion ) the opinion you hold with respect to political questions

Definition 2: the act of persuading (or attempting to persuade); communication intended to induce belief or action - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for persuasion in the sense of this definition

(persuasion is a kind of ...) the activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information

"they could not act without official communication from Moscow"

(... is a kind of persuasion ) persuasive but insincere talk that is usually intended to deceive or impress

"`let me show you my etchings' is a rather worn line" "he has a smooth line but I didn't fall for it" "that salesman must have practiced his fast line of talk"

(... is a kind of persuasion ) persuasion by the use of direct personal pressure

"some gentle arm-twisting produced the desired result" "no amount of arm-twisting will get me to agree"

(... is a kind of persuasion ) persuasion of voters in a political campaign

(... is a kind of persuasion ) the act of exhorting; an earnest attempt at persuasion

(... is a kind of persuasion ) the practice of proselytizing

(... is a kind of persuasion ) persuasion by means of empty slogans

(... is a kind of persuasion ) persuasion formulated as a suggestion

(... is a kind of persuasion ) a means of persuading or arguing

"he used all his conversational weapons"

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