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

Definition of persuadable

: capable of being persuaded

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Recent Examples on the Web To do that, the campaign identified groups of users as Black, as voters, as living in swing states, and, finally, as persuadable. Sidney Fussell, Wired, "Facebook Tweaked Its Rules, but You Can Still Target Voters," 12 Oct. 2020 But by the early two-thousands, the country had become more politically polarized, and there were fewer persuadable moderates. Eliza Griswold, The New Yorker, "Does Door-Knocking Matter?," 6 Oct. 2020 The concern for Trump is that the poll is a harbinger of a full break among persuadable voters toward Biden. Mario Parker,, "Trump Campaign Hobbled by Virus as Biden Starts to Pull Away," 5 Oct. 2020 Applied practically, the intelligence yielded can be used to refine outreach to persuadable or likely voters. Katherine Doyle, Washington Examiner, "Social media chat analysis shows Supreme Court a plus for Trump in battlegrounds," 25 Sep. 2020 Both sides claimed victory in the 90-minute debate, even as independent analysts said the bitter exchanges left little room for a serious policy discussion and probably did little to convince persuadable voters on way or the other. John Fritze, USA TODAY, "Trump returns to campaign trail with Minnesota rally after widely panned debate," 30 Sep. 2020 There is little polling data so soon after Ginsburg's death, but Republican and Democratic pollsters believe that the Supreme Court is not an animating issue for persuadable voters. Steve Peoples, Star Tribune, "Trump, Biden fight to define campaign's most pressing issues," 22 Sep. 2020 Republican strategists monitoring Florida say Bloomberg’s million might have been more consequential if opinions about Trump were not so fixed and if there were a significant universe of persuadable voters. David M. Drucker, Washington Examiner, "'Overhyped': Republicans say Bloomberg millions won't hand Florida to Biden," 17 Sep. 2020 Leftists who insult the intelligence of otherwise persuadable people by insisting that cancel culture doesn’t exist, when its effects are everywhere apparent, will convince no one outside of our bubble. Harper's Magazine, "On Justice and Open Debate," 15 Sep. 2020

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circa 1598, in the meaning defined above

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“Persuadable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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