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English

Etymology

Middle English persuasioun < Middle French persuasion < [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] persuasio, from persuadere, from suadere, "to advise", "to recommend".

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Noun

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Singular
persuasion

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  1. The act of persuading or the state of being persuaded.
  2. The art of persuading.
    It will require a master of persuasion to change his mind.
  3. A strongly held conviction, opinion or belief.
    It is his persuasion that abortion should never be condoned.
  4. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A sort, type, or kind with respect to convictions and beliefs.
    You will find people of any persuasion among Wiktionarians.

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French

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /pɛʁ.sɥa.zjɔ̃/, SAMPA: /pER.sHa.zjO~/

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] persuasio, from persuadere, from suadere, "to advise", "to recommend".

Noun

persuasion f. (plural persuasions)

  1. persuasion f.

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