Definition of "persuading" []

  • To induce, urge, or prevail upon successfully (verb)
  • To cause to believe; convince (verb)
  • Present participle of persuade. (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "persuading" in a sentence
  • "If the anti-early-decision crusade succeeds in persuading most colleges to drop early decision, I expect that soon afterward we will be reading stories about the agony for high schools students of the waiting list process."
  • "The Bloomberg administration's effort to rollback pension benefits comes as other cities and states have had recent success in persuading public-sector unions to take pension cuts to shore up the retirement system."
  • "They could also begin persuading the public — and maybe even themselves — of the virtues of an alternative system based on market principles and more consumer choice."