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perlocution, perlocutionary
1. The effect that a speaker's words have on someone's emotions and responses.
2. The effect the terms used by a speaker can have on other speakers and their emotions and responses.
3. An act of speaking, or writing, which has an action as its aim; but which in itself does not effect or constitute the action; for example, persuading or convincing are expected responses.
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