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

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

Full Definition of PERSUASIVE

:  tending to persuade
per·sua·sive·ly adverb
per·sua·sive·ness noun

Examples of PERSUASIVE

  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>

First Known Use of PERSUASIVE

15th century
PERSUASIVELY Defined for Kids


adjective per·sua·sive \pər-ˈswā-siv\

Definition of PERSUASIVE for Kids

:  able or likely to convince <a persuasive salesman>
per·sua·sive·ly adverb
per·sua·sive·ness noun


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