1. [syn: persuasion, suasion]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Suasion \Sua"sion\, n. [L. suasio, fr. suadere, suasum, to
advise, persuade, fr. suadus persuading, persuasive; akin to
suavis sweet: cf. OF. suasion. See Suave, and cf.
The act of persuading; persuasion; as, moral suasion.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the act of persuading (or attempting to persuade);
communication intended to induce belief or action [syn:
persuasion, suasion] [ant: dissuasion]