per·​suad·​able | \pər-ˈswā-də-bəl \

Definition of persuadable 

: capable of being persuaded

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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 Stephen Wolf, elections analyst at the liberal website Daily Kos, says persuasion advertising is less effective in partisan races because, in a hyperpolarized climate, few voters are actually persuadable. Christopher Glazek, Fortune, "How to Spend Money on Elections—and Actually Win," 14 Dec. 2017 Jones himself also ran a campaign that was clearly intended to reach out to both core Democratic voters and persuadable Republicans at the same time. Clare Foran, The Atlantic, "Can the Democratic Party Make a Comeback in 2018?," 13 Dec. 2017

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circa 1598, in the meaning defined above

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