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per·sua·sion

(per-swā'zhŭn),
The act of influencing the mind of another, by authority, argument, reason, or personal insight; an important element in most types of psychotherapy.
[L. persuasio, fr. persuadeo, to persuade]

persuasion

(pĕr-swā′zhŭn)
The act of influencing the thinking or behavior of others.
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However, by dint of perseverance and persuasion, I so far carried my point as to gain a reasonable concession.
Certainly, nothing but some such decreed unavoidable misery, which it was impossible for me to escape, could have pushed me forward against the calm reasonings and persuasions of my most retired thoughts, and against two such visible instructions as I had met with in my first attempt.
Under a mistaken persuasion of her possessions and claims, he had courted her acquaintance in Bath, solicited her company at Northanger, and designed her for his daughter-in-law.
And as for persuasion, I assure you I shan't trouble myself with that: I've enough to do to bear with him as he is, without attempting to work a reform.
John Grueby added no entreaties, but he adopted a different kind of persuasion, by putting his arm through one of Mr Haredale's, while his master took the other, and leading him away with all speed.
I remember the persuasion settling itself in my mind that the words those two men had said to each other would furnish us, not only with our justification for leaving the house, but with our weapons of defence against them as well.
One of the purposes of Persuasions is to allow all JASNA members to share in the presentations from an AGM.
Consumer involvement explains 16% of the persuasion related to the promotional text, which means that as involvement increases the persuasions related to the text will also elevate (0=2.02).
Because preservice teachers' mastery experiences occur later in their education, the last two sources of efficacy, vicarious experiences and verbal persuasions, are particularly important in establishing efficacy early.
A welcome addition to firsthand testimonies of the Pacific conflict, and an absorbing true story that will appeal to readers of all persuasions.
They may have different views about that; they come from different political persuasions and philosophic persuasions, but I think they are trying to serve the public interest.
Violent Persuasions: The Politics and Imagery of Terrorism is a powerfully edited collection of pieces by theorists, artists, scholars, activists, and policy makers originally brought together in a symposium and art exhibition held in 1992 at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore to discuss the politics and imagery of America's favorite misinforming (and devastating) ruse: "terrorism." The volume succeeds in deftly combining art (from images by Mel Chin and Daniel Martinez to Chris Bratton and Annie Goldson's discussion of their four-part video documentary Counterterror) with essays and discussion of great theoretical insight and grace (exemplified by Maurice Berger's exploration of the intricate traumatizing effect of visual terrorism, which opens the anthology).