Ministers of religion as well as physicians have always wielded with authority the suasive power.
Oliver Goldsmith was the most pure and suasive spirit of his age.
Though certainly not gifted with the imaginative powers of a poetic bard of Rajpootana, their suasive influence is very telling.
So spoke the great advocate with suasive eloquence—with eloquence dangerously suasive as regarded his own happiness.
He had the most suasive, genial, and gentlemanly comedy manner conceivable, and was never for a minute away from the footlights.
late 14c., probably via Old French suasion (14c.), from Latin suasionem (nominative suasio) "an advising, a counseling," from suasus, past participle of suadere "to urge, persuade" (related to suavis "sweet;" see sweet). Survives chiefly in phrase moral suasion (1640s).