Persuasion

Definition of Persuasion

Per`sua´sion
n.1.The act of persuading; the act of influencing the mind by arguments or reasons offered, or by anything that moves the mind or passions, or inclines the will to a determination.
For thou hast all the arts of fine persuasion.
- Otway.
2.The state of being persuaded or convinced; settled opinion or conviction, which has been induced.
If the general persuasion of all men does so account it.
- Hooker.
My firm persuasion is, at least sometimes,
That Heaven will weigh man's virtues and his crimes
With nice attention.
- Cowper.
3.A creed or belief; a sect or party adhering to a certain creed or system of opinions; as, of the same persuasion; all persuasions are agreed.
Of whatever state or persuasion, religious or political.
- Jefferson.
4.The power or quality of persuading; persuasiveness.
Is 't possible that my deserts to you
Can lack persuasion?
- Shak.
5.That which persuades; a persuasive.

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