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PERSUASIVE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does persuasive mean? 

PERSUASIVE (adjective)
  The adjective PERSUASIVE has 2 senses:

1. tending or intended or having the power to induce action or belief
2. capable of convincing

  Familiarity information: PERSUASIVE used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PERSUASIVE (adjective)


Sense 1persuasive [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Tending or intended or having the power to induce action or belief

Context examples:

persuasive eloquence / a most persuasive speaker

Similar:

coaxing; ingratiatory (pleasingly persuasive or intended to persuade)

cogent; telling; weighty (powerfully persuasive)

compelling (tending to persuade by forcefulness of argument)

glib; glib-tongued; smooth-tongued (artfully persuasive in speech)

Also:

convincing (causing one to believe the truth of something)

Antonym:

dissuasive (deterring from action)


Sense 2persuasive [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Capable of convincing

Context examples:

a persuasive argument / the evidence is persuasive but not conclusive

Similar:

convincing (causing one to believe the truth of something)


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