Persuasion
Persuasion Per*sua"sion, n. [L. persuasio; Cf. F. persuasion.] 1. The act of persuading; the act of influencing the mind by arguments or reasons offered, or by anything that moves the mind or passions, or inclines the will to a determination. [1913 Webster]

For thou hast all the arts of fine persuasion. --Otway. [1913 Webster]

2. The state of being persuaded or convinced; settled opinion or conviction, which has been induced. [1913 Webster]

If the general persuasion of all men does so account it. --Hooker. [1913 Webster]

My firm persuasion is, at least sometimes, That Heaven will weigh man's virtues and his crimes With nice attention. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

3. A creed or belief; a sect or party adhering to a certain creed or system of opinions; as, of the same persuasion; all persuasions are agreed. [1913 Webster]

Of whatever state or persuasion, religious or political. --Jefferson. [1913 Webster]

4. The power or quality of persuading; persuasiveness. [1913 Webster]

Is 't possible that my deserts to you Can lack persuasion? --Shak. [1913 Webster]

5. That which persuades; a persuasive. [R.] [1913 Webster]

Syn: See {Conviction}. [1913 Webster]


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