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Origin of persuasive
Examples from the Web for persuasive
The economic argument for the royals might be persuasive: They bring tourism to Britain.
The argument is boilerplate Al Qaeda, but many people in developing countries, Muslims and non-Muslims alike, find it persuasive.Death Squads in Kenya’s Shadow War on Shabaab Sympathizers|Margot Kiser|April 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Some studies even suggest that low mood can improve skill in persuasive argument and sharpen memory.
As yet, Looking hasn't yet made a persuasive case there is anything interesting about them, sexuality or otherwise.Yes, ‘Looking’ Is Boring. It’s the Drama Gays Deserve.|Tim Teeman|January 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Remember, it only has to be persuasive to about one in six of them.
Even to music, the most persuasive of the arts, it was deaf.Young Lives|Richard Le Gallienne
Phyllis kept her face straight, and slipped one persuasive hand through her friend's arm.The Rose Garden Husband|Margaret Widdemer
He was graceful in delivery, persuasive in manner, and forcible in argument.
And he went on to repeat all that he had told the portress, with such further explanations as he deemed necessary and persuasive.Casa Braccio, Volumes 1 and 2 (of 2)|F. Marion Crawford
He was eloquent and persuasive, exercising an irresistible control over the half savage people whom he came to conquer.Aztec Land|Maturin M. Ballou
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).