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[dih-swey-zhuh n] /dɪˈsweɪ ʒən/
an act or instance of dissuading.
Origin of dissuasion
1520-30; < Latin dissuāsiōn- (stem of dissuāsiō) a speaking against, equivalent to dissuās(us) (past participle of dissuādēre; dissuād- (see dissuade) + -tus past participle suffix) + -iōn- -ion Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • In fact, your strenuous efforts at dissuasion could end up reinforcing his views.
  • Gone is the time that by keeping nuclear weapons, military dissuasion would be automatically guaranteed.
  • If this is not possible and dissuasion fails, the lawyer must present the client's testimony and maintain confidentiality.
  • Deterrence means dissuasion from an action by threat of unacceptable consequences.
  • The government intends to award a contract without dissuasion with respective offerors.
  • We must also accept the idea that without genuine punishment there is neither prevention nor dissuasion.
Word Origin and History for dissuasion

early 15c., from Latin dissuasionem (nominative dissuasio) "an advice to the contrary," noun of action from past participle stem of dissuadere (see dissuade).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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