persuasive persuasive  /pər ˈsweɪ sɪv/


  • (adj) intended or having the power to induce action or belief


  1. It's an ambitious project, but the charismatic Negroponte has a persuasive pitch and a knack for fund raising.
  2. Visual eloquence, he was convinced, was far more persuasive, more poignant, than labored narratives, verbose logic or empty promises.
  3. Sun Yat-sen had extraordinary tenacity and great persuasive powers.


  1. Fighting Fear, One Negative Thought at a Time

    The voice of fear is loud and persuasive. Yet recent research suggests that, at least in some situations, we should not talk back to fears, minimize them, push them away or rationalize them out of existence, but rather give voice to them by stating them plainly.
    on June 16, 2013     Source:

  2. Bonds and buildings: Crestwood BOE listens to presenters

    Jim Pattenaude, technology faculty member at Crestwood, gave an impassioned persuasive speech to the board not to skimp on technology in the prospective new high school. He outline five main categorie
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Paris Beacon-News

  3. Britain says evidence growing that Assad using chemical weapons

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Thursday there was a growing body of evidence showing that the President Bashar al-Assad had used and was continuing to use chemical weapons. "There is a growing body persuasive evidence showing that the regime used - and continues to use - chemical weapons, including sarin," a spokesman for the Foreign Office said. "The room for doubt continues to diminish ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News


  1. "I was thus faced with the most important decision of my life. I might have joined the Communist Party, but Guy, who was an extraordinarily persuasive person, convinced me that I could do more good by joining him in his work," Blunt said....
    on Jul 22, 2009 By: Anthony Blunt Source:

  2. Ballack added: "But above all the good sporting potential of this young and attractive team were persuasive. I am especially looking forward to the great fans, who naturally have been key in my decision to return to Bayer."
    on Jun 25, 2010 By: Michael Ballack Source: The Press Association

  3. "It seems persuasive that, given the size of the US current account deficit, a diminished appetite for adding to dollar balances must occur at some point," Greenspan said.
    on Nov 19, 2004 By: Alan Greenspan Source: USA Today

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