|a-pa-gor'-e-sis||from Gk. apagoreuo “to dissuade”|
|A statement designed to inhibit someone from doing something.|
|If your parents
discover what you did, you will not see your next birthday.
The apagoresis above demonstrates the antecedent/consequence relationship. To dissuade a person from an action, it suggests unattractive consequences due to follow such an action. Obviously, the consequence of this apagoresis is exaggerated to be more persuasive.
If you return to Florence, you will be entering the lion's den.
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Apagoreses uses logos as a means of persuasion. Their arguments are usually in the form of logical deductions. An apagoresis seeks to persuade by means of logical reasoning, showing what the sub-optimal consequences or effects of an action would be.