from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who attempts to persuade.
  • n. A thing that persuades.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, persuades or influences.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which persuades, influences, or prevails upon.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who tries to persuade or induce or lead on


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  • It was a combination device which had been nicknamed 'persuader'-the reason for which was obvious.

    Duel Under the Double Sun

  • The persuader is a short, heavy bludgeon with a nail-studded head.

    A Yankee in the Trenches

  • This bit is what is called the persuader, and it is the best bit that ever was used for bitting colts.

    Young's Demonstrative Translation of Scientific Secrets

  • In the highest form the persuader is a teacher and propagandist, changing the policy of peoples; in the commonest form he is a salesman, seeking to sell a commodity; in the lowest he is the faker, trying to hoodwink the credulous.

    The Foundations of Personality

  • Yet by the mercy of God they have heard that sweet voice of the Gospel, the persuader, which is indicated by the very name of Japheth.

    Commentary on Genesis, Vol. II Luther on Sin and the Flood

  • This excellent and very simple method of horse training is nearly all accomplished by what is called the persuader or bit; which is made as follows: take a piece of strong rope eight or ten feet long and a quarter of an inch thick, then part the horse's mane in the centre, turning one half towards the ears, and the other towards the back of the horse; next tie the rope by one end in a hard knot that will not slip -- not too tightly -- round the horse's neck in the place at which the mane is divided, having the knot on the right side of the neck; then pass the loose end of the rope forwards, along the right side of the neck, into the horse's mouth and back along the left side of the neck to that part of the rope which surrounds the horse's neck, and underneath which it is passed; than take the loose end of the rope in your hand, and you have the persuader or bit completed.

    Young's Demonstrative Translation of Scientific Secrets

  • Ignatius says, "Wubba blah," and then answers the question he feels like answering, rambling and rambling until Rather cuts him off and says that Obama should appoint a "persuader," someone who can "pick off" a conservative vote in a few cases.

    TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

  • Mitchum pretended to aim an imaginary 'persuader'.

    The Emperor and the Monster

  • Thumb-screws and all, this appeared to be only a very elaborate "persuader," for use upon those who must be made to talk.

    The Lord of Death and the Queen of Life

  • This Almagro, as the best "persuader," took back to

    South American Fights and Fighters And Other Tales of Adventure


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