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

Examples of persuadable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This offers free-market conservatives a unique opportunity to win over persuadable voters by articulating a compelling vision of opportunity that’s framed in moral, rather than purely economic, language. Nic Dunn, National Review, 2 May 2024 The analysis found that this kind of contact only had persuasive effects in a few circumstances: when a candidate takes an unusually unpopular position on something; invests heavily to identify persuadable voters; and when campaigns contact voters long before election day. Sunny Nagpaul, Fortune, 9 Feb. 2024 What matters are the perceptions of persuadable voters and Democrats who might have stayed home in the face of a bad economy. Paul Krugman, The Mercury News, 24 Jan. 2024 In other words, most Republicans are dug in on this issue; Democrats and independents seem to be the only persuadable Americans. Nathaniel Rakich, ABC News, 24 Oct. 2023 Being persuadable is way harder than being persuasive, and the best tool is engaging with smart people who challenge your point of view. Tamar Haspel, Washington Post, 1 Nov. 2023 These persuadable voters, as a group, are not driven by the liberal or conservative ideology, with 39% identifying as ideologically moderate. Kara Dapena, WSJ, 26 Sep. 2023 Without the ingrained partisanship that reduces the number of persuadable voters in the general election, polls and outcomes in primaries are much more volatile. David Faris, The Week, 21 Aug. 2023 The framing echoes a convenient perspective that is adored by the media and political establishment: Elections are not won with base voters, but through a small slice of persuadable, moderate swing voters, perpetually lurking just outside of frame. Jess Coleman, The New Republic, 18 Aug. 2023

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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 20 May. 2024.

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