suasion
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin suasion-, suasio, from suadēre to urge, persuade — more at sweet Date: 14th century the act of influencing or persuading • suasive adjectivesuasively adverbsuasiveness noun

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  • Suasion — Sua sion, n. [L. suasio, fr. suadere, suasum, to advise, persuade, fr. suadus persuading, persuasive; akin to suavis sweet: cf. OF. suasion. See {Suave}, and cf. {Dissuade}, {Persuade}.] The act of persuading; persuasion; as, moral suasion. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • suasion — (n.) late 14c., probably via O.Fr. suasion (14c.), from L. suasionem (nom. suasio) an advising, a counseling, from suasus, pp. of suadere to urge, persuade (related to suavis sweet; see SWEET (Cf. sweet)). Survives chiefly in phrase moral suasion …   Etymology dictionary

  • suasion — UK US (also moral suasion) /ˈsweɪʒən/ noun [U] BANKING, FINANCE, SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ► influence, especially from government organizations, that is used to try to persuade banks and other financial institutions to keep to rules and act in the… …   Financial and business terms

  • suasion — SUASION. s. f. Terme de pratique, conseil, sollicitation, instigation. Il a commis ce meurtre à la suasion d un tel …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • suasion — [swā′zhən] n. [ME < L suasio < suasus, pp. of suadere, to persuade: see SWEET] PERSUASION: now chiefly in moral suasion, the act of persuading by appealing to one s sense of morality suasive [swā′siv] adj. suasively adv. suasiveness n …   English World dictionary

  • suasion — index instigation, persuasion Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • suasion — et induction, Suasio, Consuasio, Suasus huius suasus …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • suasion — n. persuasion moral suasion * * * [ sweɪʒ(ə)n] [ persuasion ] moral suasion …   Combinatory dictionary

  • suasion — n. formal persuasion as opposed to force (moral suasion). Derivatives: suasive adj. Etymology: ME f. OF suasion or L suasio f. suadere suas urge …   Useful english dictionary

  • suasion — suasive /sway siv/, suasory /sway seuh ree/, adj. suasively, adv. suasiveness, n. /sway zheuhn/, n. 1. the act of advising, urging, or attempting to persuade; persuasion. 2. an instance of this; a persuasive effort. [1325 75; ME < L suasion (s.… …   Universalium

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