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persuasive

[per-swey-siv, -ziv] /pərˈsweɪ sɪv, -zɪv/
adjective
1.
able, fitted, or intended to persuade:
a very persuasive argument.
noun
2.
something that persuades; inducement.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; Medieval Latin persuāsīvus. See persuasible, -ive
Related forms
persuasively, adverb
persuasiveness, noun
nonpersuasive, adjective
nonpersuasively, adverb
nonpersuasiveness, noun
prepersuasive, adjective
unpersuasive, adjective
unpersuasively, adverb
unpersuasiveness, noun
Synonyms
1. convincing, compelling, forceful.
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persuasive

/pəˈsweɪsɪv/
adjective
1.
having the power or ability to persuade; tending to persuade: a persuasive salesman
Derived Forms
persuasively, adverb
persuasiveness, noun
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Word Origin and History for un persuasive

persuasive

adj.

1580s, from Middle French persuasif, from Medieval Latin persuasivus, from Latin persuas-, past participle stem of persuadere "persuade, convince" (see persuasion). Related: Persuasively; persuasiveness. Replaced earlier persuasible in this sense (see persuadable).

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