What does persuasive mean?

Definitions for persuasivepərˈsweɪ sɪv, -zɪv

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word persuasive.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. persuasive(adj)

    intended or having the power to induce action or belief

    "persuasive eloquence"; "a most persuasive speaker"; "a persuasive argument"


  1. persuasive(Adjective)

    able to persuade; convincing

  2. Origin: From persuasivus, from past participle stem of persuadere + -ivus

Webster Dictionary

  1. Persuasive(adj)

    tending to persuade; having the power of persuading; as, persuasive eloquence

  2. Persuasive(noun)

    that which persuades; an inducement; an incitement; an exhortation

  3. Origin: [Cf. F. persuasif.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of persuasive in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of persuasive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Lars Forsberg:

    This discovery could be very persuasive for motivating smokers to quit.

  2. John Kenneth Galbraith:

    Wealth is not without its advantages, and the case to the contrary, although it has often been made, has never proved widely persuasive.

  3. John Kenneth Galbraith:

    Humor is richly rewarding to the person who employs it. It has some value in gaining and holding attention. But it has no persuasive value at all.

  4. John Fitzgerald Kennedy:

    The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie--deliberate, contrived and dishonest--but the myth--persistant, persuasive and unrealistic.

  5. Chris Coons:

    He is a very informed and persuasive advocate for the Israeli perspective and he is a persistent and thorough critic of the context of these negotiations and he made some very strong points.

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