What is Persuasion ?
Persuasion is (noun) 1. the act of persuading It took a lot of persuasion on his part to get her to change her mind. With a bit of gentle persuasion, he agreed to be chairman. 2. a firm, usually religious, belief People of that persuasion refuse to do military service. People of varying political persuasions have signed the petition.
source: Easier English, Student Dictionary Upper Intermediate Level