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1    the act of persuading or of trying to persuade  
2    the power to persuade  
3    the state of being persuaded; strong belief  
4    an established creed or belief, esp. a religious one  
5    a sect, party, or faction  
     (C14: from Latin persuasio; see persuade)  
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1    blandishment, cajolery, conversion, enticement, exhortation, inducement, influencing, inveiglement, wheedling  
2    cogency, force, persuasiveness, potency, power, pull     (informal)  
3    belief, certitude, conviction, credo, creed, faith, firm belief, fixed opinion, opinion, tenet, views  
4    camp, cult, denomination, faction, party, school, school of thought, sect, side  

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