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.
- 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.
- I'm sure answers might be forthcoming via direct and persuasive questioning.
- He has that power of concise and lucid narration, of terse reasoning, of persuasive appeal, which is required by the forensic speaker.