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

able, fitted, or intended to :
a very persuasive argument.
something that ; inducement.
having the power or ability to persuade; tending to persuade: a persuasive salesman

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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