Associations to the word «Persuasion»


PERSUASION, noun. The act of persuading, or trying to do so; the addressing of arguments to someone with the intention of changing their mind or convincing them of a certain point of view, course of action etc. [from 14th c.]
PERSUASION, noun. An argument or other statement intended to influence one's opinions or beliefs; a way of persuading someone. [from 14th c.]
PERSUASION, noun. A strongly held conviction, opinion or belief. [from 16th c.]
PERSUASION, noun. One's ability or power to influence someone's opinions or feelings; persuasiveness. [from 16th c.]
PERSUASION, noun. A specified religious adherence, a creed; any school of thought or ideology. [from 17th c.]
PERSUASION, noun. (colloquial) Any group having a specified characteristic or attribute in common. [from 19th c.]

Dictionary definition

PERSUASION, noun. The act of persuading (or attempting to persuade); communication intended to induce belief or action.
PERSUASION, noun. A personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty; "my opinion differs from yours"; "I am not of your persuasion"; "what are your thoughts on Haiti?".

Wise words

We cannot always control our thoughts, but we can control our words, and repetition impresses the subconscious, and we are then master of the situation.
Florence Scovel Shinn