from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Tending or having the power to persuade: a persuasive argument.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. able to persuade; convincing
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Tending to persuade; having the power of persuading.
- n. That which persuades; an inducement; an incitement; an exhortation.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the power of persuading; tending to influence or win over the mind or will: as, persuasive eloquence; persuasive glances.
- Synonyms Cogent, weighty,winning, moving. See convince.
- n. That which persuades; an exhortation, incentive, or incitement.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. intended or having the power to induce action or belief
For now, they say they're using what they call persuasive negotiation.
Now semi-retired, he teaches courses in persuasive communication in Brussels, Belgium.
Op-eds are opinions, and are usually written in persuasive and explanatory language modes.
However, that phrase can be very useful in persuasive argument, and particularly where you are not sure about something but want to establish your good faith in the claim.
Whether or not voters find it persuasive is a different matter.
What they said seems wise and persuasive, which is to say true.
Have you taken a course in persuasive speaking or something?
Seriously, why can't we make it our collective mission to cleverly encapsulate the truths of coastal restoration in persuasive ways that can "go viral"? ... throughout the blogosphere, the gmail-sphere, the youtubesphere, the twittersphere ...
It's quite common in persuasive use of language to see an adjective about a particular person (or persons) implicitly making a statement about a broader group.
No longer can the reader ask: “How expressive or how persuasive is this composition?” — instead, the reader must ask: “How surprising or how disturbing is this coincidence?”
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