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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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Bar, with his little insinuating jury droop, and fingering his persuasive double eye-glass, hoped he might be excused if he mentioned to one of the greatest converters of the root of all evil into the root of all good, who had for a long time reflected a shining lustre on the annals even of our commercial country--if he mentioned, disinterestedly, and as, what we lawyers called in our pedantic way, amicus curiae, a fact that had come by accident within his knowledge.
Mr Merdle again expressed himself as wholly devoted to that object of his constant consideration, and Bar took his persuasive eye- glass up the grand staircase.
Not to intrude on the sacred mysteries of medicine, he took it, now (with the jury droop and persuasive eye-glass), that this was Merdle's case?
Persuasive Copywriting: Using Psychology to Influence, Engage and Sell goes a step beyond most discussions of copywriting to focus on how such writing sells product, and considers how writing connects to psychological response on the reader's part.
The late Apple boss was a master of the art of effective and persuasive speaking, employing various strategies to adapt to differing scenarios and situations, while still delivering a constant message, according to Loizos Heracleous and Laura Klaering, of Warwick Business School.
Contract awarded for English Persuasive Speaking Skills Course for Sec 2 Express students.
In the 2011 NAPLAN writing test, students will write a persuasive text.
Wyeth, who is associated with an executive development firm specializing in persuasive speaking, advises readers on presenting and speaking in public through brief one-page pointers related to preparation, delivery, visual aids, and special occasions.
Cartographers have treated persuasive maps like unwanted stepchildren.
Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Sloan School of Management examined conversations from 95 meetings and other particularly persuasive key words, including "give," "start," "menu" and "touch.
BRITAIN has obtained "limited but persuasive information" that chemical weapons have been used in Syria, Downing Street said last night.
Following a very general introduction dealing with the history of high schools and art instruction, the author sets forth a series of compelling and persuasive ideas about the tangible products resulting from arts instruction.