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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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We were together in trying to persuade Tony Blair to change course.
Specific forms have been supplied to the teachers to prepare record pertaining to the illiterate children and their parents and the teams will persuade the children for seeking admission into the schools.
CEO Paul Kelly said: "Question, persuade and refer are three simple steps that anyone can quickly learn to help save a life from suicide.
The new Persuade dual-flush toilet is now available with Kohler Comfort Height design, raising the bowl to make using it easier for people of all ages and statures, said a senior official.
Former James Bond star Moore is trying to persuade top store Selfridges to discontinue sales.
He is accused of using his position as team manager at the Youth Offending Team to persuade the girls to pose for photo-shoots.
Especially in the campaign "Bare skin, Not Bear Skin" to try and persuade the Ministry of Defence to stop using bear skin for The Queen's Guards' caps.
Politicians and environmentalists can try as hard as they will to persuade people to cut down on their car use.
In short, government may need to tell its citizens why as well as what, and sometimes one branch may feel it must persuade the citizenry to bring pressures to bear on another branch to accomplish its own objectives.
The dictionary of vital expressions; how to use expressions to persuade.
Now, Ghana wants its descendants to come back, and is trying to persuade them to think of Africa as their homeland--to visit, invest in, send their children to be educated, and even stay for good.
The Power To Persuade scrutinizes how a nation could go from neutrality to active participation in the war against the Axis in two short years, drawing on a wealth of compiled data presented in various charts.