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persuasions, plural;
  1. The action or fact of persuading someone or of being persuaded to do or believe something
    • - Monica needed plenty of persuasion before she actually left
  2. A means of persuading someone to do or believe something; an argument or inducement
    • - he gave way to the persuasions of his half-brother
  3. A belief or set of beliefs, esp. religious or political ones
    • - writers of all political persuasions
  4. A group or sect holding a particular religious belief
    • - the village had two chapels for those of the Methodist persuasion
  5. Any group or type of person or thing linked by a specified characteristic, quality, or attribute
    • - an ancient gas oven of the enamel persuasion

  1. the act of persuading (or attempting to persuade); communication intended to induce belief or action
  2. 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?"
  3. (persuade) carry: win approval or support for; "Carry all before one"; "His speech did not sway the voters"
  4. (persuade) 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!"
  5. (persuasive) intended or having the power to induce action or belief; "persuasive eloquence"; "a most persuasive speaker"; "a persuasive argument"
  6. 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 is a 1971 British television miniseries adaptation of the Jane Austen novel of the same name. It was produced by Granada Television for the BBC and was directed by Howard Baker. The series stars Ann Firbank as Anne Elliott and Bryan Marshall as Captain Wentworth. ...
  8. 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.
  9. Persuasion is an adaptation of the classic Jane Austen novel of the same name published in 1818. The TV-film premiered on 1 April 2007 on the UK channel ITV at 9pm, as part of their Jane Austen Season. It was filmed at Bath, Lyme, and Dorset, UK, in September 2006.
  10. 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. ...
  11. Persuasion is an album by Carlos Santana released in 1989.
  12. The act of persuading, or trying to do so; the addressing of arguments to someone with the intention of changing their mind or convincing them of a certain point of view, course of action etc. [from 14th c. ...
  13. (persuade) 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)
  14. (Persuade) is to talk someone into doing something: Percy persuaded me to help him wash his car.
  15. (persuade) used occasionally to signal a pantomimed action: "he makes show of persuading them" (Captain Thomas Stukeley, 2454), "Enter Little John, fighting with the Sheriff and his men, Warman persuading him" (Downfall of Robert, 430–1), "the Gypsy and the Lady persuade and hold the Prince" ( ...
  16. (persuade) v. to change a belief or behavior by argument or reason
  17. (Persuading) individuals are encouraged to exchange, defend, and then to ultimately rethink their ideas.
  18. (persuasive) writing that convinces the designated audience to support a point of view, make a decision, or take an action
  19. (Persuasive) 1. Good at persuading someone to do or believe something. 2. Providing sound reasoning or argument.
  20. (Persuasive) A type of writing prompt that asks you to change someone's mind.
  21. (Persuasive) Text that represents a position on a topic and reasons for the position in an attempt on the part of the author to influence the reader into viewing things from the author's point of view.
  22. (Persuasive) assigning meaning using emotive language intended to create an emotional response toward the definiendum.
  23. (persuasive) capable of persuading others to accept your way of thinking.
  24. Persuasive or "loaded" definitions are those intended to persuade, or to evoke an emotional or attitudinal response. Thus, defining "Technology Education" as "the new basic" is quite ambiguous, but seems to be a call to rally behind a movement.
  25. Persuasive writing expresses an opinion and tries to convince the reader of its validity.  It uses reasoning, logic, and emotion, as well as facts, examples, statistics, and anecdotes to support its claims.