persuasive

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adjective per·sua·sive \-ˈswā-siv, -ziv\

Definition of persuasive

  1. :  tending to persuade

persuasively

adverb

persuasiveness

noun

Examples of persuasive in a sentence

  1. We weren't shown any persuasive evidence that he had committed the crime.

  2. <a persuasive argument for increasing funding of the city's library system>

15th Century

First Known Use of persuasive

15th century


PERSUASIVE Defined for English Language Learners

persuasive

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adjective per·sua·sive \-ˈswā-siv, -ziv\

Definition of persuasive for English Language Learners

  • : able to cause people to do or believe something : able to persuade people


PERSUASIVE Defined for Kids

persuasive

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adjective per·sua·sive \pər-ˈswā-siv\

Definition of persuasive for Students

  1. :  able or likely to convince <a persuasive salesman>

persuasively

adverb

persuasiveness

noun


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