Of the persuasion - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
of the persuasion
of a/an/the (something) persuasion
Having the characteristics of a certain type or thing mentioned. Her parents are of a more conservative persuasion, so they don't really approve of our relationship. When it came to light that she had several friends of the communist persuasion, she was blacklisted from the industry immediately.
of the persuasion that
Having the firm belief that something is the case. I actually know someone who's of the persuasion that the Earth is flat. They're pretty normal other than that bizarre conviction.
of the persuasion (that)
holding a belief that something is true or is in existence. Anne is of the persuasion that supports that candidate for mayor. The paranoid person was of the persuasion that aliens lived among us.
of a/the... persuasion (formal or humorous) of the type mentioned: As a young man, Max had always been of an artistic persuasion. ♢ peers of the Liberal persuasion
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Fourth, the persuadee is asked to make a certain judgement of the persuasion
Consumer involvement explains 16% of the persuasion
related to the promotional text, which means that as involvement increases the persuasions related to the text will also elevate (0=2.
The third element of the persuasion
process is to connect emotionally with the group or individual.
Nonverbal communication is also an important part of the persuasion
Performances on the diagnostic measures were mixed and did offer a clear understanding of the persuasion
In reality, most of the persuasion
we encounter everyday is implicit, using nonrational techniques (emotional appeals, association techniques, "image building") and long-term, lowkey conditioning.