Learner's definition of PERSUASION
1 [noncount] : the act of causing people to do or believe something : the act or activity of persuading people
It would take a lot of persuasion to get him to agree to such an offer.
Most kids don't need much persuasion to use computers.
Many voters are still open to persuasion. [=many voters can still be persuaded to change their opinions]
She used her powers of persuasion [=her ability to persuade people] to convince them to buy the house.
2 [count], formal : a particular type of belief or way of thinking — sometimes used humorously to refer to a particular type of person or thing