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Definition of "suasion" []

  • Persuasion: moral suasion. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "suasion" in a sentence
  • "Sometimes, too, the central banks are able to exercise control by the specific exchange controls and by suasion, which is a very powerful weapon of the central banker over the commercial banks."
  • "As an act of moral suasion, which is how I took it, President Obama's statement about "pursue every legal avenue" to prevent their payment is fine ..."
  • "For God did not employ an irresistible power by which he might prevent the bones of Christ from being broken by those who approached to break them; but by a mild kind of suasion, he caused that they should not will to break the bones of Christ, by an argument drawn from its inutility."