Today's Word "suasion"

The act of persuading on

Published in Vocabulary

suasion \SWAY-zhun\ (noun) - The act of persuading; persuasion.

"Melvin always wanted to work in an office wherein power was exercised peacefully by moral suasion and political acumen -- however, his actual experience indicated that such was a world of idealism."


Suasion comes from Latin suasio, from suadere, "to present in a pleasing manner," hence, "to advise." It is related to suave, "gracious or agreeable in manner."


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