One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘Monica needed plenty of persuasion before she actually left’
coaxing, persuading, coercion, inducement, convincing, blandishment, encouragement, urging, prompting, inveiglement, temptation, cajolery, enticement, wheedling, pressure, moral pressure
informal sweet-talking, smooth-talking, soft-soaping, arm-twisting
2‘varying political and religious persuasions’
group, grouping, sect, denomination, party, camp, side, faction, religion, cult, affiliation, school of thought, belief, creed, credo, faith, philosophy
3‘she entertained a strong persuasion that her brother would one day return’
belief, opinion, conviction, faith, certainty, certitude, view
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