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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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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.
"This resolution, let me hasten to assure you, has not been brought about by any persuasions of mine.
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.
My father, who was very ancient, had given me a competent share of learning, as far as house-education and a country free school generally go, and designed me for the law; but I would be satisfied with nothing but going to sea; and my inclination to this led me so strongly against the will, nay, the commands of my father, and against all the entreaties and persuasions of my mother and other friends, that there seemed to be something fatal in that propensity of nature, tending directly to the life of misery which was to befall me.
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.
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Kennedy and the Liberal Persuasion" focuses on that language and argues that presidential words matter.
Investigating unintentional forms of persuasion, their political consequences, and people's ethical relation to the same, Bruner argues that the unintentional ways people are persuaded are for more important than intentional persuasion and that all intentional persuasion is built on the foundations of rhetorical unconsciousness, whether the persuasion is through ignorance, unconscious symbolic processes, or productive repression.
Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo described the President's action as mere "persuasion" to advance national interest, saying it should not be misconstrued as interference with the court's affairs.
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