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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
References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bush et des faucons americains Paul Wolfowitz, le stratege de la dissuasion nucleaire Albert Wohlstetter, et Richard Perle, brutalement lache par Washington ?
Se basant sur le Code mondial antidopage, les Etats s'engagent a limiter le trafic des substances dopantes, a mettre en &oelig;uvre des pratiques communes pour controler leur utilisation pendant les competitions et a soutenir l'education et la dissuasion.
He slammed the recent decision of the Knesset to allow the occupation forces to shoot at the Palestinians in the occupied city of Al Quds, describing the move as an official cover and endorsement of the criminal operations, and a public authorization of the killing and oppression of the Palestinian citizens without any legal or humanitarian dissuasion.
Drug possession is still prohibited, and those individuals found by law enforcement to have "personal use" amounts are referred to the Drug Addiction Dissuasion Commission, consisting of multi-disciplinary teams charged with assessing users and deciding the appropriate sanction and referral to educational or treatment programs.
The key component of that strategy would be dissuasion of the alleged "Russian adventurism" on EU or NATO territory, active support of the sovereignty of other European states, "and a demonstrable readiness to be respectful of Russia's non-revisionist security interests", the study outlined.
When all reasonable attempts at dissuasion have been exhausted.