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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 per·sua·sion /pɝˈsweʒən/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 per·sua·sion /pɝˈsweʒən/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Per·sua·sion n.
 1. The act of persuading; the act of influencing the mind by arguments or reasons offered, or by anything that moves the mind or passions, or inclines the will to a determination.
    For thou hast all the arts of fine persuasion.   --Otway.
 2. The state of being persuaded or convinced; settled opinion or conviction, which has been induced.
    If the general persuasion of all men does so account it.   --Hooker.
 My firm persuasion is, at least sometimes,
 That Heaven will weigh man's virtues and his crimes
 With nice attention.   --Cowper.
 3. A creed or belief; a sect or party adhering to a certain creed or system of opinions; as, of the same persuasion; all persuasions are agreed.
    Of whatever state or persuasion, religious or political.   --Jefferson.
 4. The power or quality of persuading; persuasiveness.
 Is 't possible that my deserts to you
 Can lack persuasion?   --Shak.
 5. That which persuades; a persuasive. [R.]
 Syn: -- See Conviction.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the act of persuading (or attempting to persuade);
           communication intended to induce belief or action [syn:
      2: a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof
         or certainty; "my opinion differs from yours"; "what are
         your thoughts on Haiti?" [syn: opinion, sentiment, view,
      3: inducement to act by argument or reasoning or entreaty [ant: