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.]
The numerical value of persuasive in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of persuasive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
This discovery could be very persuasive for motivating smokers to quit.
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.
The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie--deliberate, contrived and dishonest--but the myth--persistant, persuasive and unrealistic.
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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