persuader

[per-swey-der]
noun
1.
a person or thing that persuades: The cool lake was a most enticing persuader for those who liked to swim.
2.
Slang.
a.
(in underworld use) a gun, blackjack, or other weapon.
b.
something that persuades, as by coercing or threatening: Sometimes the teacher used a hickory persuader to get our attention.

Origin:
1530–40; persuade + -er1

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persuade (pəˈsweɪd)
 
vb
1.  to induce, urge, or prevail upon successfully: he finally persuaded them to buy it
2.  to cause to believe; convince: even with the evidence, the police were not persuaded
 
[C16: from Latin persuādēre, from per- (intensive) + suādēre to urge, advise]
 
per'suadable
 
adj
 
per'suasible
 
adj
 
persuada'bility
 
n
 
persuasi'bility
 
n
 
per'suader
 
n

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Example sentences
He is tough and charming, a persuader who knows how to listen, a provocateur who miraculously avoids making too many enemies.
Pat views herself as a problem solver and persuader.
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