persuasion noun

1 persuading

ADJ. gentle

VERB + PERSUASION use I had to use a little gentle persuasion to get her to agree. | need, take She didn't need much persuasion. | be/seem open to He refused my offer at first, but seemed open to persuasion.

PHRASES the art of persuasion She is very charming, and skilled in the art of persuasion.

2 set of beliefs

ADJ. political, religious

PHRASES of all/different/varying persuasions The meeting is open to people of all political persuasions.