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Noun persuasion has 3 senses
  1. persuasion, suasion - the act of persuading (or attempting to persuade); communication intended to induce belief or action
    --1 is a kind of communication, communicating
    --1 has particulars:
     arm-twisting; dissuasion; electioneering, bell ringing, canvassing; exhortation, incitement; proselytism; sloganeering; suggestion, prompting; weapon, artillery
    Derived form: verb persuade2
  2. opinion, sentiment, persuasion, view, thought - a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty; "my opinion differs from yours"; "what are your thoughts on Haiti?"
    --2 is a kind of belief
    --2 has particulars:
     idea; judgment, judgement, mind; eyes; preconception, prepossession, parti pris, preconceived opinion, preconceived idea, preconceived notion; pole; politics, political sympathies
  3. persuasion - inducement to act by argument or reasoning or entreaty
    --3 is a kind of
    Antonyms: dissuasion
    Derived form: verb persuade2
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