- 1[uncountable] the act of persuading someone to do something or to believe something It didn't take much persuasion to get her to tell us where he was. After a little gentle persuasion, he agreed to come. She has great powers of persuasion. I wasn't intending to sell, but I'm open to persuasion.
- 2[countable, uncountable] a particular set of beliefs, especially about religion or politics politicians of all persuasions every shade of religious persuasion Idioms
of the type mentioned diners of the carnivorous persuasion
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