HyperDic: persuasive

English > 1 sense of the word persuasive:
ADJECTIVEallpersuasiveintended or having the power to induce action or belief
persuasive > pronunciation
Soundsperswey'sihv
Rhymesabortive ... vituperative: 304 rhymes with ihv...
English > persuasive: 1 sense > adjective 1
MeaningIntended or having the power to induce action or belief.
Examples
  • "persuasive eloquence"
  • "a most persuasive speaker"
  • "a persuasive argument"
Narrowercoaxing, ingratiatorypleasingly persuasive or intended to persuade
cogent, telling, weightypowerfully persuasive
compellingtending to persuade by forcefulness of argument
glib, glib-tongued, smooth-tonguedartfully persuasive in speech
See alsoconvincingCausing one to believe the truth of something
Oppositedissuasivedeterring from action
Spanishconvincente, persuasivo
Catalanconvincent, persuasiu
Nounspersuasivenessthe power to induce the taking of a course of action or the embracing of a point of view by means of argument / argument or entreaty
Adverbspersuasivelyin a persuasive manner
Verbspersuadecause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action
persuadewin approval or support for

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