Origin of suasionMiddle English ; from Classical Latin suasio ; from suasus, past participle of suadere, to persuade: see sweet
Origin of suasionMiddle English, from Old French, from Latin suasi&omacron;, suasi&omacron;n-, from suasus, past participle of suad&emacron;re, to advise; see swad- in Indo-European roots.
- "Persuasion" is more commonly used than "suasion," especially in informal English.
- "Persuasion" ordinarily refers to exhortation by means of argumentation or reasoned discourse. "Suasion" may have this sense, but it is not uncommon for "suasion" to refer to the exercise of influence by other means.