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Definition of Persuasion

Persuasion

  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.
  2. The state of being persuaded or convinced; settled opinion or conviction, which has been induced.
  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.
  4. The power or quality of persuading; persuasiveness.
  5. That which persuades; a persuasive.

Persuasion Quotations

Persuasion is achieved by the speaker's personal character when the speech is so spoken as to make us think him credible. We believe good men more fully and more readily than others: this is true generally whatever the question is, and absolutely true where exact certainty is impossible and opinions are divided.
Aristotle

Ninety percent of selling is conviction, and 10 per cent is persuasion.
Shiv Khera

There are good leaders who actively guide and bad leaders who actively misguide. Hence, leadership is about persuasion, presentation and people skills.
Shiv Khera

Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion.
Aristotle

Americans born since World War II have grown up in a media-saturated environment. From childhood, we have developed a sort of advertising literacy, which combines appreciation for technique with skepticism about motives. We respond to ads with at least as much rhetorical intelligence as we apply to any other form of persuasion.
Virginia Postrel
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Persuasion Translations

persuasion in Dutch is overreding
persuasion in French is persuasion, croyance
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