dissuasion dissuasion

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a communication that dissuades you
  2. (n) persuading not to do or believe something; talking someone out of a belief or an intended course of action

Usage(s):

  1. At the dissuasion line there were signs warning that the area was mined.
  2. Gaullists, who refer to France's still inoperative nuclear deterrent as the force de dissuasion, have never been very precise about how or what it would dissuade.
  3. But the real test of France's influence is that its neighbors are vehemently opposed to the force de dissuasion and resent French attempts to weaken the Atlantic Alliance.

News

  • Former San Mateo County sheriff’s deputy pleads not guilty in two cases

    A former San Mateo County sheriff’s deputy who allegedly beat up his ex-girlfriend’s former boyfriend and in a later separate incident disregarded a no-contact order pleaded not guilty Wednesday to assault and witness dissuasion charges after a judge first denied a prosecution request to hike his $150,000 bail.
    on March 13, 2014     Source: San Mateo Daily Journal

Quotes

  1. "It's the only tool that's got us anywhere. There's absolutely no question that the prime minister would not have backed down as he admitted today from partisan, divisive policies had he not been faced with a very credible weapon of dissuasion,"...
    on Dec 4, 2008 By: Michael Ignatieff Source: Hamilton Spectator

  2. "Israel won't say, or not say, whether we have nuclear weapons," Deputy Prime Minister Shimon Peres told public radio. "It suffices that one fears that we have them and that fear in itself constitutes an element of dissuasion."
    on Dec 7, 2006 By: Shimon Peres Source: Mail & Guardian Online

  3. "If we are forced to, there will be more attacks. Above all, I trust more in our power of dissuasion than in anything else, and Hamas has learned to its cost by suffering the hardest blows since its creation," Barak said.
    on Jan 21, 2009 By: Ehud Barak Source: EasyBourse.com

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