per·​suad·​able pər-ˈswā-də-bəl How to pronounce persuadable (audio)
: capable of being persuaded

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web While appealing to persuadable voters is an honorable goal, the best way to pile up votes is to maximize the support from base Democratic Party voters. Dallas News, 27 June 2022 The slice of the state’s electorate that is seen as persuadable is getting smaller, a trend that has shown up in many parts of the country, strategists from both parties said. Joshua Jamerson, WSJ, 24 Oct. 2022 Going back to 2010, those outer ring suburb counties have held 42% or 43% of the persuadable vote. Dante Chinni, NBC News, 18 Sep. 2022 With fewer persuadable voters in each election season, the political benefits of old-fashioned speech-making may also be eroding. Walter Shapiro, The New Republic, 1 Nov. 2022 Deep canvassing is a door-to-door tactic developed by the Los Angeles LGBT Center, in which a canvasser asks open-ended questions of a voter who’s considered persuadable. Britt Peterson, Washington Post, 26 Oct. 2022 Both parties are tailoring their messages to reach suburban voters, especially women, who are seen as the most prized and persuadable bloc in a polarized electorate. Shane Goldmacher,, 8 Oct. 2022 And that outer suburb base for persuadable voters is not new. Dante Chinni, NBC News, 18 Sep. 2022 His focus at the Lincoln Project was reaching out to persuadable voters in key portions of battleground states. Los Angeles Times, 12 May 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1598, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of persuadable was circa 1598

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“Persuadable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

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