suasion :

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sway zhuhn

  • n  the act of persuading (or attempting to persuade); communication intended to induce belief or action

  • More recently, of course, his approach has evolved from suasion to indiscriminate slaughter.
  • Praising China's use of moral suasion to persuade the banks to cut back on lending instead of resorting to the blunt instrument of raising interest rates, ING sees GDP returning .
  • Just how effective Presidential suasion may be was illustrated by a little anecdote that Franklin Roosevelt told his press conference.

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