VERB + PERSUASION use I had to use a little gentle persuasion to get her to agree. | need, take She didn't need much persuasion. | be/seem open to He refused my offer at first, but seemed open to persuasion.
PHRASES the art of persuasion She is very charming, and skilled in the art of persuasion.
2 set of beliefs
ADJ. political, religious
PHRASES of all/different/varying persuasions The meeting is open to people of all political persuasions.