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persuaded, past tense; persuaded, past participle; persuades, 3rd person singular present; persuading, present participle;
  1. Cause (someone) to do something through reasoning or argument
    • - it wasn't easy, but I persuaded him to do the right thing
  2. Cause (someone) to believe something, esp. after a sustained effort; convince
    • - they must often be persuaded of the potential severity of their drinking problems
    • - he did everything he could to persuade the police that he was the robber
  3. (of a situation or event) Provide a sound reason for (someone) to do something
    • - the cost of the manor's restoration persuaded them to take in guests

  1. carry: win approval or support for; "Carry all before one"; "His speech did not sway the voters"
  2. cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm; "You can't persuade me to buy this ugly vase!"
  3. (persuasion) the act of persuading (or attempting to persuade); communication intended to induce belief or action
  4. (persuasion) opinion: 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?"
  5. (persuasive) intended or having the power to induce action or belief; "persuasive eloquence"; "a most persuasive speaker"; "a persuasive argument"
  6. (Persuades) Persuasion is a form of social influence. It is the process of guiding oneself or another toward the adoption of an idea, attitude, or action by rational and symbolic (though not always logical) means.
  7. (Persuasion (1995 film)) Persuasion is a 1995's BBC TV-film adaptation of Jane Austen's novel. It was directed by British theatre director Roger Michell and starred Amanda Root and Ciarán Hinds.
  8. (Persuasion (Adam Ant album)) Persuasion was the fifth studio album by Adam Ant, planned for 1992-3 but never released. The album has however surfaced as bootlegs and nowadays circulates on file sharing networks. ...
  9. (Persuasion (Carlos Santana album)) Persuasion is an album by Carlos Santana released in 1989.
  10. (Persuasion (comics)) Persuasion (Kara Killgrave, formerly known as the Purple Girl) is a Marvel Comics mutant superhero.
  11. (Persuasion (EP)) "Persuasion" was released in 1993 on Guerilla Records as a collaboration between singer Billie Ray Martin and Spooky. It was re-issued in 2003 with the addition of a mix previously available only on a compilation. ...
  12. To successfully convince (someone) to agree to, accept, or do something, usually through reasoning and verbal influence. Compare sway; To urge, plead; to try to convince (someone to do something)
  13. (Persuading) individuals are encouraged to exchange, defend, and then to ultimately rethink their ideas.
  14. (persuasion) one of the four traditional forms of composition in speech and writing. Its purpose is to move a reader by argument or entreaty to a belief, position, or course of action.
  15. (persuasion) persuasive writing is meant to sway readers’ feelings, beliefs, or actions.  Persuasion normally appeals to both the mind and the emotions of readers.
  16. Persuasion is one of the four chief forms of rhetoric. Its main purpose is to convince a reader (or listener) to think, act, or feel a certain way. It involves appealing to reason, to emotion, and/or to a sense of ethics. ...
  17. (PERSUASION) At the very heart of the advertising process, all serious marketers study the process of persuasion. Knowledge of what moves people and how to best persuade them not only makes you a great salesperson, it makes you a much more effective, powerful human being.
  18. (Persuasion) A copy-testing measure, a pre-post purchase intent question sequence. Respondent states planned brand purchase intent before seeing an ad for that brand, and then again after seeing that brand's ad. ...
  19. (Persuasion) A source of social and political power, based on the ability to move people to agree with or obey the persuader. Often exercised through linguistic skill (e.g., the ability to “give a good speech”) and the manipulation of resources and social relationships.
  20. (Persuasion) Attitude change toward a source's proposal resulting from a message designed to alter a receiver's beliefs about the proposal. ...
  21. (Persuasion) In everyday usage, persuasion is "the presenting of inducements or winning arguments" (OED). ...
  22. (Persuasion) The deliberate attempt to influence the thoughts, feelings or behaviors of another.
  23. (Persuasion) The type of speaking or writing that is intended to make its audience adopt a certain opinion or pursue an action or do both.
  24. (Persuasion) becoming convinced of the value of the innovation
  25. (Persuasion) the definitions, that historically has been given, can be divided according to what they refer to.