persuasive

[ per-swey-siv, -ziv ]
/ pərˈsweɪ sɪv, -zɪv /

adjective

able, fitted, or intended to persuade: a very persuasive argument.

noun

something that persuades; inducement.

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Origin of persuasive

First recorded in 1580–90, persuasive is from the Medieval Latin word persuāsīvus.See persuasible, -ive

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British Dictionary definitions for persuasive

persuasive
/ (pəˈsweɪsɪv) /

adjective

having the power or ability to persuade; tending to persuadea persuasive salesman

Derived forms of persuasive

persuasively, adverbpersuasiveness, noun
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