noun Etymology: Middle English persuasioun, from Middle French or Latin; Middle French persuasion, from Latin persuasion-, persuasio, from persuadēre Date: 14th century 1. a. the act or process or an instance of persuading b. a persuading argument c. the ability to persuade ; persuasiveness 2. the condition of being persuaded 3. a. an opinion held with complete assurance b. a system of religious beliefs; also a group adhering to a particular system of beliefs 4. kind, sort Synonyms: see opinion

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


Look at other dictionaries:

  • persuasion — [ pɛrsɥazjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1315; lat. persuasio 1 ♦ Action de persuader. Il vaut mieux agir par la persuasion que par la force. Cet orateur a un grand pouvoir de persuasion. (Sujet chose) Dans un livre, la beauté « agit par persuasion, comme le… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Persuasión — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda La persuasión es un método de influencia social. Es el proceso de guiar a la gente y uno hacia la adopción de una idea, actitud, o la acción mediante significados racionales y simbólicos (aunque no siempre lógicos).… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Persuasion — is a form of social influence. It is the process of guiding people toward the adoption of an idea, attitude, or action by rational and symbolic (though not always logical) means. It is strategy of problem solving relying on appeals rather than… …   Wikipedia

  • 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • persuasion — Persuasion. s. f. Action des personnes ou des choses qui persuadent. L orateur & l éloquence ont pour but la persuasion. ce Predicateur a le don de persuasion. agir à la persuasion d un autre. Il signifie aussi, Ferme croyance. J ay fait cela… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Persuasion — bezeichnet: Überredung, siehe Persuasive Kommunikation eine Form der Psychotherapie (Persuasionstherapie) einen Roman von Jane Austen siehe Überredung vier Filme/Miniserien nach diesem Roman: aus dem Jahr 1960, siehe Persuasion (1960) aus dem… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • persuasion — The meaning ‘belief or conviction’, as in a person of no particular persuasion, has developed into a much weaker sense ‘kind or sort’, as in no one of the male persuasion. The OED used to label uses as ‘slang or burlesque’ but has changed the… …   Modern English usage

  • persuasion — late 14c., action of inducing (someone) to believe (something), from O.Fr. persuasion (14c.), from L. persuasionem (nom. persuasio) a convincing, persuading, from persuadere persuade, from per thoroughly, strongly + suadere to urge, persuade,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • persuasion — [n1] influencing to do, believe alignment, alluring, arm twist*, blandishment, brainwashing*, cajolery, cogency, con*, conversion, enticement, exhortation, force, goose*, hard sell*, hook*, inducement, inveiglement, persuasiveness, potency, power …   New thesaurus

  • persuasión — sustantivo femenino 1. (no contable) Capacidad que tiene una persona para convencer a otra: Ése es un mal vendedor, porque no tiene muchas dotes de persuasión …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • persuasion — I noun actuation, advocacy, alignment, argument, blandishment, cajolement, cajolery, cajoling, coaxing, conversion, dissuasion, encouragement, enlistment, enticement, exhortation, incitation, incitement, inducement, influence, insistence,… …   Law dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”