verb (used with object), per·suad·ed, per·suad·ing.
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Origin of persuade
Examples from the Web for persuadable
Asian-Americans are a group of persuadable swing voters, growing faster than any other group in America today.
But when the pool of persuadable voters is smaller than usual, “then ginning up enthusiasm is the name of the game,” said Galston.Democrats Push Envelope on Abortion, Drop Insistence That It Be Rare|Eleanor Clift|September 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Once persuadable voters hear John McCain's most honest voice, they may give another listen to his actual message.
Very sad indeed: but Count Bruhl is not persuadable otherwise.History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XV. (of XXI.)|Thomas Carlyle
Here was no gracious life, active and affectionate, to beguile into verdure the stubborn yet persuadable soil.The House on the Moor, v. 2/3|Mrs. Oliphant
I dare say he did, for my master was as persuadable as a woman, though he'd fly out a bit sometimes at first.East Lynne|Mrs. Henry Wood
Gentlemen, our friend Ferret's treat—we'll drink his health—a worthy, persuadable, amenable man—so here's to him.Quodlibet|John P. Kennedy
After a deal of ransacking, one was found whose owner was persuadable; he exchanged it for our section, and we got away at last.The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
verb (tr; may take a clause as object or an infinitive)
Word Origin for persuade
"capable of being persuaded," 1737, from persuade + -able. Fowler recommends this over the older adjective, persuasible (late 14c.), from Latin persuasibilis "convincing, persuasive," from persuad-, past participle stem of persuadere (see persuade). This originally meant "having power to persuade," but c.1500 it also acquired the meaning "capable of being persuaded" and the older sense became obsolete.
1510s, from Middle French persuader (14c.), from Latin persuadere "to bring over by talking," (see persuasion). Related: Persuaded; persuading.