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[dih-swey-zhuh n] /dɪˈsweɪ ʒən/
an act or instance of dissuading.
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
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Examples for dissuasion
  • 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.

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