◄ Persuasion ►

1. (n.) 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.

2. (n.) The state of being persuaded or convinced; settled opinion or conviction, which has been induced.

3. (n.) 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.

4. (n.) The power or quality of persuading; persuasiveness.

5. (n.) That which persuades; a persuasive.

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