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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.

Synonyms:

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.

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