persuasion [per-swey-zhuhn] Show IPA
|Part of Speech:||noun|
|Definition:||influencing to do, believe|
|Synonyms:||alignment, alluring, arm-twist, blandishment, brainwashing, cajolery, cogency, con*, conversion, enticement, exhortation, force, goose, hard sell, hook*, inducement, inveiglement, persuasiveness, potency, power, promote, pull*, seduction, sell*, snow job, soft soap, squeeze*, sweet talk, wheedling, winning over, working over|
|Antonyms:||discouragement, dissuasion, hindrance, prevention|
|Category:||2. Transfer of Property|
taking; reception (taking in); deglutition (taking food); appropriation, prehension, prensation; capture, caption; apprehension, deprehension; abreption, seizure, abduction, ablation; subtraction (subduction); abstraction, ademption; adrolepsy., dispossession; deprivation, deprivement; bereavement; divestment; disherison; distraint, distress; sequestration, confiscation; eviction., rapacity, rapaciousness, extortion, vampirism; theft., resumption; reprise, reprisal; recovery., clutch, swoop, wrench; grip (retention); haul, take, catch; scramble., taker, captor.
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