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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

Advertising is fundamentally persuasion and persuasion happens to be not a science, but an art.
William Bernbach

In making a speech one must study three points: first, the means of producing persuasion; second, the language; third the proper arrangement of the various parts of the speech.
Aristotle

I told you I'm not going to criticize my successor. I'll just tell you that there are people at Gitmo that will kill American people at a drop of a hat and I don't believe that persuasion isn't going to work. Therapy isn't going to cause terrorists to change their mind.
George W. Bush

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

Thaw with her gentle persuasion is more powerful than Thor with his hammer. The one melts, the other breaks into pieces.
Henry David Thoreau
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Persuasion Translations

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