suggestion

The implanting of an idea in the mind of another by some word or act on one's part, the subject's conduct or physical condition being influenced to some degree by the implanted idea. SEE ALSO: autosuggestion. [L. sug-gero (subg-), pp. -gestus, to bring under, supply]
- hypnotic s. a directive to a subject in trance, which is carried out either during or after the trance. SEE ALSO: minor hypnosis.
- posthypnotic s. s. given to a subject under hypnosis for certain actions to be performed after the subject is “awakened” from the hypnotic trance.

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sug·ges·tion sə(g)-'jes-chən, -'jesh- n
1 a) the act or process of impressing something (as an idea, attitude, or desired action) upon the mind of another <\suggestion in response to propaganda (Psychological Abstracts)>
b) the process by which a physical or mental state is influenced by a thought or idea <the power of \suggestion>
2) something impressed upon the mind by suggestion <the posthypnotic carrying out of \suggestions held in the unconscious (G. S. Blum)>

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n.
(in psychology) the process of changing people's beliefs, attitudes, or emotions by telling them that they will change. It is sometimes used as a synonym for hypnosis. See also autosuggestion.

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sug·ges·tion (səg-jesґchən) [L. suggestio] 1. the act of offering an idea for action or for consideration of action. 2. an idea so offered. 3. in psychiatry, the process of causing uncritical acceptance of an idea.

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  • suggestion — ► NOUN 1) an idea or plan put forward for consideration. 2) the action of suggesting. 3) something that implies or indicates a certain fact or situation. 4) a slight trace or indication: a suggestion of a smile. 5) Psychology the influencing of a …   English terms dictionary

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