persuasive

[per-swey-siv, -ziv]
adjective
1.
able, fitted, or intended to persuade: a very persuasive argument.
noun
2.
something that persuades; inducement.

Origin:
1580–90; Medieval Latin persuāsīvus. See persuasible, -ive

persuasively, adverb
persuasiveness, noun
nonpersuasive, adjective
nonpersuasively, adverb
nonpersuasiveness, noun
prepersuasive, adjective
unpersuasive, adjective
unpersuasively, adverb
unpersuasiveness, noun


1. convincing, compelling, forceful.
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persuasive (pəˈsweɪsɪv)
 
adj
having the power or ability to persuade; tending to persuade: a persuasive salesman
 
per'suasively
 
adv
 
per'suasiveness
 
n

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persuasive
1580s, from M.L. persuasivus, from L. persuas-, pp. stem of persuadere (see persuasion).
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Example sentences
Scientists are uncovering ways of making messages more persuasive.
But woe to the leader whose posturing is not persuasive.
His persuasive passion spurs him now to cross this gap by converting everybody
  to his way of seeing things.
This isn't persuasive; it's mind-numbing.
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