persuasive

  • 1 persuasive — I adjective actuating, arousing, authoritative, coaxing, cogent, compelling, convictive, convincing, credible, effective, eloquent, forceful, hortative, hortatory, impelling, impressive, inductive, influential, inspiring, inviting, logical,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 Persuasive — Per*sua sive, a. [Cf. F. persuasif.] Tending to persuade; having the power of persuading; as, persuasive eloquence. Persuasive words. Milton. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Persuasive — Per*sua sive, n. That which persuades; an inducement; an incitement; an exhortation. {Per*sua sive*ly}, adv. {Per*sua sive*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 persuasive — 1580s, from M.L. persuasivus, from L. persuas , pp. stem of persuadere (see PERSUASION (Cf. persuasion)). Related: Persuasively; persuasiveness …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 persuasive — [adj] effective, influential actuating, alluring, cogent, compelling, conclusive, convictive, convincing, credible, effectual, efficacious, efficient, eloquent, energetic, enticing, forceful, forcible, impelling, impressive, inducing, inspiring,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 persuasive — oraison …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 7 persuasive — ► ADJECTIVE 1) good at persuading someone to do or believe something. 2) providing sound reasoning or argument. DERIVATIVES persuasively adverb persuasiveness noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 persuasive — [pər swā′siv] adj. [Fr persuasif < ML persuasivus < L persuasus, pp. of persuadere] having the power, or tending, to persuade persuasively adv. persuasiveness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 persuasive — adj. VERBS ▪ be, prove, seem, sound ▪ Her arguments proved persuasive to the court judges. ▪ find sth ▪ make sth …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 10 persuasive — [[t]pə(r)swe͟ɪsɪv[/t]] ADJ GRADED Someone or something that is persuasive is likely to persuade a person to believe or do a particular thing. What do you think were some of the more persuasive arguments on the other side?... I can be very… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 persuasive — ● persuasif, persuasive adjectif (bas latin persuasivus) Qui a le pouvoir de persuader : Une plaidoirie persuasive. ● persuasif, persuasive (synonymes) adjectif (bas latin persuasivus) Qui a le pouvoir de persuader Synonymes …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 12 persuasive — per|sua|sive [pəˈsweısıv US pər ] adj able to make other people believe something or do what you ask ▪ Trevor can be very persuasive. persuasive argument/evidence ▪ a persuasive argument against capital punishment >persuasively adv… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 persuasive — per|sua|sive [ pər sweısıv ] adjective * good at making people agree to do or believe what you want them to: a persuasive argument/case He can be very persuasive. ╾ per|sua|sive|ly adverb ╾ per|sua|sive|ness noun uncount …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 persuasive */ — UK [pə(r)ˈsweɪsɪv] / US [pərˈsweɪsɪv] adjective good at making people agree to do or believe what you want them to a persuasive argument/case He can be very persuasive. Derived words: persuasively adverb persuasiveness noun uncountable …

    English dictionary

  • 15 persuasive — persuasively, adv. persuasiveness, n. /peuhr sway siv, ziv/, adj. 1. able, fitted, or intended to persuade: a very persuasive argument. n. 2. something that persuades; inducement. [1580 90; ML persuasivus. See PERSUASIBLE, IVE] Syn. 1. convincing …

    Universalium

  • 16 persuasive — adjective good at influencing other people to believe or do what you want: They used some very persuasive arguments. persuasively adverb persuasiveness noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 persuasive — adjective her argument is quite persuasive Syn: convincing, cogent, compelling, potent, forceful, powerful, eloquent, impressive, influential, sound, valid, strong, effective, winning, telling; plausible, credible Ant …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 18 persuasive — per•sua•sive [[t]pərˈsweɪ sɪv, zɪv[/t]] adj. able, fitted, or intended to persuade: a persuasive argument[/ex] • Etymology: 1580–90; ML persuāsīvus. See persuasible, ive per•sua′sive•ly, adv. per•sua′sive•ness, n …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19 persuasive — adjective Date: 15th century tending to persuade • persuasively adverb • persuasiveness noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 20 persuasive — adjective able to persuade; convincing …

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