Origin of persuasiveFrench persuasif from Medieval Latin persuasivus from Classical Latin persuasus, past participle of persuadere
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.
Tending or having the power to persuade: a persuasive argument.
From Medieval Latin persuasivus, from Latin past participle stem of persuadere + -ivus
- You're the most persuasive person I've ever met.
- Baxter was possessed by an unconquerable belief in the power of persuasive argument.
- I'm sure answers might be forthcoming via direct and persuasive questioning.
- The name "blarney" has passed into the language to denote a peculiar kind of persuasive eloquence, alleged to be characteristic of the natives of Ireland.
- In impressive and persuasive oratory he sets before Israel, in a form adapted to the needs of the age in which he lived, the fundamental principles which Moses had taught.