Any arm-twisting or gentle persuasion presumably took place in corridor huddles or late-night conversations.
Monica needed plenty of persuasion before she actually left
Why was there no adequate process of persuasion ?
Some urged caution, apparently believing that this government is open to persuasion .
It is a process of persuasion designed to induce ideas, opinions, or actions beneficial to the source.
Admittedly, it did take a bit of persuasion to get government accountants to accept that idea.
The two women may share a political persuasion but insiders say their styles of leadership are very different.
If this fails then gentle persuasion should follow.
Speaking for myself, I remain open to persuasion , should the honours committee look my way.
an ancient gas oven of the enamel persuasion