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suasion

[swey-zhuh n] /ˈsweɪ ʒən/
noun
1.
the act of advising, urging, or attempting to persuade; persuasion.
2.
an instance of this; a persuasive effort.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English < Latin suāsiōn- (stem of suāsiō), equivalent to suās(us), past participle of suādēre to advise (suād-, verb stem + -tus past participle suffix, with dt > s) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
suasive
[swey-siv] /ˈsweɪ sɪv/ (Show IPA),
suasory
[swey-suh-ree] /ˈsweɪ sə ri/ (Show IPA),
adjective
suasively, adverb
suasiveness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for suasive

suasion

/ˈsweɪʒən/
noun
1.
a rare word for persuasion
Derived Forms
suasive, adjective
Word Origin
C14: from Latin suāsiō, from suādēre to persuade
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Word Origin and History for suasive

suasion

n.

late 14c., probably via Old French suasion (14c.), from Latin suasionem (nominative suasio) "an advising, a counseling," from suasus, past participle of suadere "to urge, persuade" (related to suavis "sweet;" see sweet). Survives chiefly in phrase moral suasion (1640s).

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