Persuasion vs Sect - What's the difference?
| Related terms
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.
* (l) (obsolete)
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:
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:
- With the base unleashed, the White House was unable to broker a compromise, either by persuasion or by pressure.
A strongly held conviction, opinion or belief.
- Sadie curses, weeps, then, infected by Mr. Hamilton's writhing persuasions , prays and becomes penitent.
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:
- It is his persuasion that abortion should never be condoned.
(colloquial) Any group having a specified characteristic or attribute in common.
* 2010 , "We don't need gay stereotypes", The Guardian , 6 Feb 2010:
- 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.
- Social understanding and equality can neither be nurtured through fear, nor intimidation. Surely this goes for people of all sexual persuasions .
An offshoot of a larger religion; a group sharing particular (often unorthodox) political and/or religious beliefs.
A group following a specific ideal or a leader.
(obsolete) A cutting; a scion.
- A religious sect .