- able, fitted, or intended to persuade: a very persuasive argument.
- something that persuades; inducement.
Origin of persuasive
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1. convincing, compelling, forceful.
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Examples from the Web for persuasively
But let me try to make the point more calmly and persuasively.It's Dangerous to Go Alone: Why Are Gamers So Angry?
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With those borders standing, few are arguing, at least persuasively, against the need for stronger border controls.Republicans Must Engage the Tough Politics of Illegal Immigration
June 18, 2013
Jeff Jordan persuasively argues we have far too much shopping mall square-footage in America.America Reaches Peak Mall
December 27, 2012
He also persuasively insisted that any strike on Iran must serve to destroy the regime, not strengthen it.Romney, Gingrich Sole Conceivable Commanders in CNN GOP Debate
November 23, 2011
But only Muslim leaders can persuasively demonstrate to their own communities how misguided the fanatics are.Our Homegrown Terror Threat
January 1, 2010
"You know—Sid—he could swim perfectly," she said persuasively.The Slave Of The Lamp
Henry Seton Merriman
"I had my reasons for the deceit, Lola," said he, persuasively.The Daltons, Volume II (of II)
Charles James Lever
I talked volubly, jocularly, persuasively, tenderly; I talked in a subdued tone.'Twixt Land & Sea
I put my plan as persuasively as I could; but the Dean did not seem to see any merit in it.The Red Hand of Ulster
George A. Birmingham
"It's a sign rather than a demonstration," he argued, persuasively.Victory
- having the power or ability to persuade; tending to persuadea persuasive salesman
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Word Origin and History for persuasively
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