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persuasive

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adjective per·sua·sive \-ˈswā-siv, -ziv\

Simple Definition of persuasive

  • : able to cause people to do or believe something : able to persuade people

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of persuasive

  1. :  tending to persuade

persuasively

adverb

persuasiveness

noun

Examples of persuasive in a sentence

  1. We weren't shown any persuasive evidence that he had committed the crime.

  2. <a persuasive argument for increasing funding of the city's library system>



15th Century

First Known Use of persuasive

15th century


PERSUASIVE Defined for Kids

persuasive

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adjective per·sua·sive \pər-ˈswā-siv\

Definition of persuasive for Students

  1. :  able or likely to convince <a persuasive salesman>

persuasively

adverb

persuasiveness

noun




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