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dissuasion


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dissuasion  \Dis*sua"sion\,  n.  [L.  dissuasio:  cf  F.  dissuasion. 
  See  {Dissuade}.] 
  1.  The  act  of  dissuading;  exhortation  against  a  thing 
  dehortation. 
 
  In  spite  of  all  the  dissuasions  of  his  friends. 
  --Boyle. 
 
  2.  A  motive  or  consideration  tending  to  dissuade;  a 
  dissuasive. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dissuasion 
  n  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:  deterrence  by  argument  or  reasoning  or  entreaty  [ant:  {persuasion}] 




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