Meaning of persuasion

per•sua•sion

Pronunciation: (pur-swā'zhun), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of persuading or seeking to persuade.
  2. the power of persuading; persuasive force.
  3. the state or fact of being persuaded or convinced.
  4. a deep conviction or belief.
  5. a form or system of belief, esp. religious belief: the Quaker persuasion.
  6. a sect, group, or faction holding or advocating a particular belief, idea, ideology, etc.: Several of the people present are of the socialist persuasion.
  7. kind or sort.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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