persuasive [per- swey-siv, -ziv] Synonyms Word Origin See more synonyms for persuasive on Thesaurus.com able, fitted, or intended to persuade: a very persuasive argument. Origin of persuasive
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-ive Related forms per·sua·sive·ly, adverb per·sua·sive·ness, noun non·per·sua·sive, adjective non·per·sua·sive·ly, adverb non·per·sua·sive·ness, noun pre·per·sua·sive, adjective un·per·sua·sive, adjective un·per·sua·sive·ly, adverb un·per·sua·sive·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for non-persuasive having the power or ability to persuade; tending to persuade a persuasive salesman Derived Forms persuasively, adverb persuasiveness, noun
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Word Origin and History for non-persuasive persuasive adj.
1580s, from Middle French
persuasif, from Medieval Latin persuasivus, from Latin persuas-, past participle stem of persuadere "persuade, convince" (see persuasion). Related: Persuasively; persuasiveness. Replaced earlier persuasible in this sense (see persuadable).
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