Definitions for persuasivepərˈsweɪ sɪv, -zɪv
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intended or having the power to induce action or belief
"persuasive eloquence"; "a most persuasive speaker"; "a persuasive argument"
able to persuade; convincing
Origin: From persuasivus, from past participle stem of persuadere + -ivus
tending to persuade; having the power of persuading; as, persuasive eloquence
that which persuades; an inducement; an incitement; an exhortation
Origin: [Cf. F. persuasif.]
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These are persuasive that these bans are beneficial.
This discovery could be very persuasive for motivating smokers to quit.
To be persuasive, we must be believable; to be believable we must be credible; to be credible, we must be truthful.
Wealth is not without its advantages, and the case to the contrary, although it has often been made, has never proved widely persuasive.
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.
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