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The act or an instance of dissuading.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin dissuāsiō, dissuāsiōn-, from dissuāsus, past participle of dissuādēre, to dissuade; see dissuade.]

dis·sua′sive adj.
dis·sua′sive·ly adv.
dis·sua′sive·ness n.


(dɪˈsweɪ ʒən)

an act or instance of dissuading.
[1520–30; < Latin dissuāsiō=dissuād(ēre) to dissuade + -tiō -tion]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dissuasion - a communication that dissuades you
discouragement - the expression of opposition and disapproval
2.dissuasion - persuading not to do or believe something; talking someone out of a belief or an intended course of action
communicating, communication - the activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information; "they could not act without official communication from Moscow"
persuasion, suasion - the act of persuading (or attempting to persuade); communication intended to induce belief or action
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[dɪˈsweɪʒən] Ndisuasión f


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[dɪˈsweɪʒn] n (liter) → dissuasione f


(diˈsweid) verb
to stop (from doing something) by advice or persuasion. I tried to dissuade him from his foolish intention.
disˈsuasion (-ʒən) noun
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His friend would have dissuaded him from this, from the mere motive of good-nature; but his dissuasion had no other effect than to produce a large volley of oaths and curses, which greatly shocked the pious ears of Supple; but he did not dare to remonstrate against a privilege which the squire claimed as a freeborn Englishman.
A simple manly character need never make an apology, but should regard its past action with the calmness of Phocion, when he admitted that the event of the battle was happy, yet did not regret his dissuasion from the battle.
Hilbery began, in a dull, low voice that he himself had never heard before, when there was a scuffling and exclaiming in the hall, and Cassandra, who appeared to be insisting against some dissuasion on the part of another, burst into the room.
At the moment when Rostov and Ilyin were galloping along the road, Princess Mary, despite the dissuasions of Alpatych, her nurse, and the maids, had given orders to harness and intended to start, but when the cavalrymen were espied they were taken for Frenchmen, the coachman ran away, and the women in the house began to wail.
despite a great many dissuasions uttered by Mr Crowl with his mouth full), and left Smike to detain Newman in case he returned first.
Regardless of Bella's dissuasions he ran out, and quickly returned with the new supply.
Arrests would move upstream from dealers to manufacturers, while efforts at dissuasion would expand to include communities, schools and guards at apartment buildings, the Central News Agency reported.
Le Chef de la diplomatie iranienne considere, pour sa part, que l'Union Europeenne peut encore [beaucoup moins que]jouer un role plus constructif[beaucoup plus grand que] dans le cadre de la preservation de l'accord sur le nucleaire iranien en obligeant les Etats-Unis a respecter leurs engagements alors que l'amiral Shamkhani estime, de son cote, que [beaucoup moins que]le renforcement de la capacite defensive de l'Iran[beaucoup plus grand que] rentre dans le cadre de la necessaire politique de dissuasion de l'Iran.
Ambassadors and representatives from different national and international organizations and ministries took part in the dissuasion.
Les observateurs cites par Reuters s'attendent cependant a ce que l'aviation israelienne continue a mener des frappes en Syrie pour demontrer que sa capacite de dissuasion est intacte.
Il est davantage dans la dissuasion que l'encouragement [beaucoup plus grand que] et a deplore que le texte n'ait pas evoque [beaucoup moins que] les operations d'import-export, de change et la signature electronique [beaucoup plus grand que]-
deterrence and dissuasion play such critical roles in this line of