Definition of persuasion :
1. 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.
2. That which persuades; a persuasive.
3. 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.
4. The power or quality of persuading; persuasiveness.
5. The state of being persuaded or convinced; settled opinion or conviction, which has been induced.
public opinion, ruling, thought process, cerebration, suasion, judgment, perspective, sect, vista, view, aspect, faith, lot, tenet, manner, group, intellection, church, feeling, judgement, idea, confession, impression, mind, purview, prospect, legal opinion, sentiment, thinking, seduction, cast, opinion, mentation, exhortation, prevention, conviction, belief, panorama, creed, religion, inveigling, eyeshot, sight, vox populi, position, nature, inveiglement, alluring, description, communion, popular opinion, notion, thought, survey, dissuasion, horizon, scene, enticing
category (part of speech: noun)
kingdom, order, caste, step, stripe, stock, denomination, taxonomy, genotype, strain, genus, level, brand, rank, classification, ilk, kind, designation, people, class, make, category, degree, breed, form, label, clan, race, series, type, mold, stamp, grain, feather, set, line, family, species, style, phylum, sort, variety, grade
persuasion (part of speech: noun)
- Mr. Mallinsbee had a persuasion all his own. - "The Son of his Father", Ridgwell Cullum.
- Then with gentle words of persuasion she lifted the cup, and Lina drank off the wine with thirsty eagerness. - "Mabel's Mistake", Ann S. Stephens.
- But the persuasion that had so often checkmated justice, the calculated force, the insinuating tactfulness, the living, warm appeal that had had their way in the past were absent. - "The Long Lane's Turning", Hallie Erminie Rives.