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Definition of "persuasive" []

  • Tending or having the power to persuade: a persuasive argument. (adjective)
  • Having the power or ability to persuade; tending to persuade (adjective)

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Use "persuasive" in a sentence
  • "For now, they say they're using what they call persuasive negotiation."
  • "Now semi-retired, he teaches courses in persuasive communication in Brussels, Belgium."
  • "Op-eds are opinions, and are usually written in persuasive and explanatory language modes."