Definition of persuasion noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    persuasion

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    noun
    NAmE//pərˈsweɪʒn//
     
     
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  1. 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. 2[countable, uncountable] a particular set of beliefs, especially about religion or politics politicians of all persuasions every shade of religious persuasion
  3. Idioms
    of the… persuasion(formal or humorous)
     
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    of the type mentioned diners of the carnivorous persuasion