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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.
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(dɪˈsweɪ ʒən)

an act or instance of dissuading.
[1520–30; < Latin dissuāsiō=dissuād(ēre) to dissuade + -tiō -tion]
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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
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(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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References in classic literature ?
Suddenly I heard the voice of my poor husband in exclamations of astonishment, with that of my son in reassurance and dissuasion; and there by the shadow of a group of trees they stood--near, so near!
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.
It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person,--"Always do what you are afraid to do." 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.
Although ambiguities of attribution for cyberattacks, and the diversity of adversaries in cyberspace, do not make deterrence and dissuasion impossible, they do mean that punishment must play a more limited role than in the case of nuclear weapons.
'Despite threats and dissuasion against cooperating with the ICC, Normita Lopez (Djastin's mother), (the support group) Rise Up, and the National Union of Peoples' Lawyers (NUPL) will continue to provide the international court with relevant information about the Philippine war on drugs, in assertion of our democratic rights and for a chance of survival in the era of Rodrigo Duterte,' the NUPL said in a statement.