What does persuasive mean?

Definitions for persuasive
pərˈsweɪ sɪv, -zɪvper·sua·sive

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. persuasive(Adjective)

    able to persuade; convincing

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. persuasif.]

  2. Persuasive(noun)

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. persuasif.]

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Numerology

  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

Examples of persuasive in a Sentence

  1. The US:

    This Court... recognizes that the pandemic may require temporary, emergency modifications to the immigration system to enhance public safety, but that is no excuse for DHS to skirt the fundamental humanitarian protections that the Flores Agreement guarantees for minors in their custody, especially when there is no persuasive evidence that hoteling is safer than licensed facilities.

  2. Howard Zinn:

    Was all this bloodshed and deceit - from Columbus to Cortes, Pizarro the Puritans - a necessity for the human race to progress from savagery to civilization? Was Morison right in burying the story of genocide inside a more important story of human progress? Perhaps a persuasive argument can be made - as it was made by Stalin when he killed pesants for industrial progress in the Soviet Union, as it was made by Churchill explaining the bombings of Dresden and Hamburg, and Truman explaining Hiroshima. But how can the judgement be made if the benefits and losses cannot be balanced because the losses are either unmentioned or mentioned quickly?

  3. The Philippine regional court:

    There is extreme urgency to issue a temporary restraining order to the petitioner to prevent grave and irreparable injury and damages because their claim that they suffer less or low incomes and earnings is found to be persuasive.

  4. Donald Trump:

    I think there’s a lot of ways to be persuasive.

  5. Hillary Clinton:

    I was on the way to winning until the combination of Jim Comey's letter on October 28 and Russian WikiLeaks raised doubts in the minds of people who were inclined to vote for me but got scared off, and the evidence for that intervening event is compelling, persuasive.

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