Synonyms of 'persuasion'
By persuading others, we convince ourselves [Junius – Public Advertiser]
1 urging, influencing, conversionIt took all her powers of persuasion to induce them to stay.
eve-of-election front-page exhortations to vote Tory
The cash bonus is an added enticement for the bank's customers.
They resorted to cajolery and arm-twisting to get their way.
2 beliefDictionary, views, opinionpeople who are of a different political persuasion
He refuses to compete on Sundays because of his religious beliefs.
Most who expressed an opinion spoke favourably of him.
opposing political parties
He was never a member of any school.
Both sides appealed for a new ceasefire.
England shifted officially from a Catholic to a Protestant faith in the 16th century.
Their religious convictions prevented them from taking up arms.
The teenager may have been abducted by a religious cult.
Do you belong to some religious sect?
The centre is open to all, no matter what race or creed.
Acceptance of women preachers varies from one denomination to another.
Non-violence is the central tenet of their faith.
3 persuasiveness, force, poweran argument of considerable persuasion
He changed our world through the force of his ideas.
the power of his rhetoric
No matter how much you feel the pull of the past, try to look to the future.
His remarks have added potency given the current situation.
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Все дело в алгоритме, сочинить который оказалось не под силу нашим лучшим криптографам! - Стратмор стукнул кулаком по столу. Сьюзан окаменела. Она не произнесла ни слова.