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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. persuasiveadjective

    intended or having the power to induce action or belief

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


  1. persuasiveadjective

    able to persuade; convincing

    Etymology: From persuasivus, from past participle stem of persuadere + -ivus

Webster Dictionary

  1. Persuasiveadjective

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. persuasif.]

  2. Persuasivenoun

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. persuasif.]

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  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. Edward R. Murrow:

    To be persuasive, we must be believable; to be believable we must be credible; to be credible, we must be truthful.

  2. Lars Forsberg:

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

  3. Shawn Pleasants:

    She's quite charismatic and a persuasive leader, and when she wants to do something, she does it, by golly. She's an angel.

  4. 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.

  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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