persuasion

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA: /pəˈsweɪʒ(ə)n/
  • (US) IPA: /pɚˈsweɪʒən/

Noun[change]

Singular
persuasion

Plural
persuasions

  1. (uncountable) Persuasion is the process of making somebody agree with you or do what you want them to do.
    A great leader has vision and the power of persuasion.
  2. (countable) A religious or political persuasion is a belief system.
    He was of a religious persuasion that that said "no work on Sundays."

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