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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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