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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Tending or having the power to persuade.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.
  • noun That which persuades; an exhortation, incentive, or incitement.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun That which persuades; an inducement; an incitement; an exhortation.
  • adjective Tending to persuade; having the power of persuading.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective able to persuade; convincing

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

  • adjective intended or having the power to induce action or belief

Etymologies

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From Medieval Latin persuasivus, from Latin past participle stem of persuadere + -ivus

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