AskDefine | Define dissuasion

Dictionary Definition

dissuasion

Noun

1 a communication that dissuades you
2 persuasion not to do something; the act of talking someone out of an intended course of action
3 influencing someone to desist by argument or reasoning or entreaty [ant: persuasion]

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English

Etymology

dissuasioun, from dissuasion.

Noun

  1. the act or an instance of dissuading
Antonyms
  1. persuasion
Translations

French

Etymology

From dissuasio.

Noun

fr-noun f
  1. deterrence
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