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persuasion

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persuasion(
puhr
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swey
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zhihn
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (act of persuading)
a. la persuasión
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
It took some persuasion, but we managed to get Amanda to go out with us.Hizo falta algo de persuasión, pero logramos que Amanda saliera con nosotros.
2. (opinion)
a. la creencia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
John's mother asked what his girlfriend's religious persuasion was.La mamá de John preguntó cuál era la creencia religiosa de su novia.
b. la convicción
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
He has pictures of himself on the wall of his restaurant with leaders of all political persuasions.Tiene fotos de sí mismo en la pared de su restaurante con los líderes de todas las convicciones políticas.
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persuasion
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (act, ability)
a. la persuasión
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
powers of persuasionpoder de persuasión
2. (beliefs)
a. la convicciones
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
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persuasion [pəˈsweɪʒən]
noun
1 (act) persuasión (f)
we tend to exaggerate the effectiveness of persuasion as a means of shaping behaviour they may try to use use other less pleasant methods of persuasion it may take a little gentle persuasion to get him up in the mornings I tried gentle persuasion to get Peter to school always try a little gentle persuasion first /try a little friendly persuasion/, appealing to the child's good nature
his powers of persuasion were formidable sus dotes de persuasión or convicción eran extraordinarios
a little friendly persuasion was called for
all he needs is a little gentle or friendly persuasion solo hace falta aplicarle unas suaves técnicas de persuasión; I wouldn't need much persuasion to stop working nights costaría poco convencerme de or para que dejara de trabajar por la noche
it took a lot of persuasion to get the CIA to part with this information
2 (belief) (Rel) creencia (f); (Pol) ideología (f)
sport brings people of all races and persuasions together el deporte une a la gente de todas las razas y creencias
people of all religious/political persuasions
politicians of every persuasion políticos (m) de todas las ideologías; I'm not of that persuasion no soy de esa opinión; no es esa mi opinión
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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