- The definition of persuasive is someone or something with the power to convince.
An example of persuasive is an argument that changes someone's mind.
Origin: Fr persuasif from Midieval Latin persuasivus from Classical Latin persuasus, past participle of persuadere
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- per·suaˈsive·ly adverb
- per·suaˈsive·ness noun