assuasive

[uh-swey-siv]

adjective

soothing; alleviative.

Nearby words

  1. assr,
  2. asst,
  3. asst.,
  4. assuage,
  5. assuan,
  6. assuerus,
  7. assumable,
  8. assume,
  9. assumed,
  10. assumed bond

Origin of assuasive

First recorded in 1700–10; as- + (per)suasive

Related formsun·as·sua·sive, adjective

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Word Origin and History for assuasive

assuasive

adj.

1708, probably from assume on model of persuasive, etc.

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