Persuasion vs Sect - What's the difference?

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Persuasion is a related term of sect.


As nouns the difference between persuasion and sect

is that persuasion is persuasion while sect is an offshoot of a larger religion; a group sharing particular (often unorthodox) political and/or religious beliefs.

persuasion

Alternative forms

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Noun

(en noun)
  • The act of persuading, or trying to do so; the addressing of arguments to someone with the intention of changing their mind or convincing them of a certain point of view, course of action etc.
  • * 2006 , Rachel Morris, "Borderline Catastrophe", Washington Monthly , vol. 38:10:
  • With the base unleashed, the White House was unable to broker a compromise, either by persuasion or by pressure.
  • An argument or other statement intended to influence one's opinions or beliefs; a way of persuading someone.
  • * 1928 , "The New Pictures", Time , 13 Feb 1928:
  • Sadie curses, weeps, then, infected by Mr. Hamilton's writhing persuasions , prays and becomes penitent.
  • A strongly held conviction, opinion or belief.
  • It is his persuasion that abortion should never be condoned.
  • One's ability or power to influence someone's opinions or feelings; persuasiveness.
  • A specified religious adherence, a creed; any school of thought or ideology.
  • * 2009 , US Catholic (letter), May 2009:
  • As a convert from the Baptist persuasion more than 40 years ago, I still feel like an outsider in the church despite the kindness and acceptance of Catholic friends.
  • (colloquial) Any group having a specified characteristic or attribute in common.
  • * 2010 , "We don't need gay stereotypes", The Guardian , 6 Feb 2010:
  • Social understanding and equality can neither be nurtured through fear, nor intimidation. Surely this goes for people of all sexual persuasions .

    Antonyms

    * dissuasion * dissuasion

    Derived terms

    * persuade * persuasive * suasion ----

    sect

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An offshoot of a larger religion; a group sharing particular (often unorthodox) political and/or religious beliefs.
  • A religious sect .
  • A group following a specific ideal or a leader.
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  • (obsolete) A cutting; a scion.
  • See also

    * cult

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