Definition of dissuasion in US English:

dissuasion

noun

  • The action or process of trying to persuade someone not to take a particular course of action.

    ‘no amount of dissuasion from his coach will convince him that he should wait’
    ‘most simply, deterrence is dissuasion by means of threat’

Pronunciation

dissuasion

/dəˈswāZH(ə)n//dəˈsweɪʒ(ə)n/