per·​suad·​able | \ pər-ˈswā-də-bəl How to pronounce persuadable (audio) \

Definition of persuadable

: capable of being persuaded

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Some persuadable independents will gravitate to Trump. Willie Brown,, "Don’t underestimate Trump’s supporters. They can re-elect him just for the fun of it," 17 Aug. 2019 To win over persuadable voters, the PAC is hiring on the ground to engage with voters on issues, especially economic ones like healthcare, college affordability, and housing. Caitlin Conant, CBS News, "2020 Daily Trail Markers: Voters say they may skip Mueller's testimony to Congress," 23 July 2019 The idea that elections are decided by the state of the economy rests on an assumption that there is a critical mass of swing voters, persuadable by either side. The Economist, "Donald Trump launches his re-election campaign," 20 June 2019 The Navigator Research project launched on Wednesday to determine not only what issues Democratic candidates and operatives should talk about in their races, but also how Democrats should frame and cast the issues with persuadable voters. Dan Merica, CNN, "Top Democratic operatives are trying to figure out how to go after Trump in the midterms," 18 Apr. 2018 In fact, the best system for microtargeting ads, political or otherwise, to particularly persuadable segments of the population is Facebook itself. Alexis C. Madrigal, The Atlantic, "What Took Facebook So Long?," 18 Mar. 2018 To him, Republicans have spent too much time running away from their own base, desperate to court constituencies that were never truly persuadable. Alexander Nazaryan, Newsweek, "Can Donald Trump, the Most Unpopular President Ever, Save Republicans From a Massive Defeat in 2018?," 21 Feb. 2018 In 2016, Parscale was on the cutting edge of using Facebook and Twitter in the campaign to identify voters regarded as persuadable and then targeting them with hard-edged issue ads that appealed on the basis of predisposed notions and bias. Samantha Ehlinger, San Antonio Express-News, "San Antonio’s Parscale named Trump 2020 re-election campaign manager," 27 Feb. 2018 In theory, an accusation of bad faith derives its power from the presence of some persuadable audience — some judge or observer or swing voter who recognizes strategic dishonesty and is repelled by it. John Herrman, New York Times, "American Politics Is Swamped With ‘Bad Faith’ Actors," 2 Jan. 2018

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circa 1598, in the meaning defined above

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