Definition of 'persuasive'
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Either she has prodigious persuasive powers, given most of big business voted remain. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Though his case is persuasive, there are moments when focus is lost. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This process helps me present a persuasive case. Christianity Today (2000)We have much less persuasive power than we imagine. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The arguments in favour have proved persuasive to other sectors. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This beautifully shot hour certainly makes a persuasive case. Times, Sunday Times (2007)That looks less persuasive now that contagion is spreading anyway. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It will be a persuasive argument if that reaction is echoed across the country. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The evidence is not persuasive on either of these counts. Times, Sunday Times (2012)She makes a persuasive case for a miscarriage of justice. Times, Sunday Times (2008)How has the power of persuasive language changed over time? Exploring language (6th edn) (1995)Does that gesture make the parallel more persuasive or less? The Times Literary Supplement (2011)It is also a persuasive argument against some precepts of bilingual theories. Exploring language (6th edn) (1995)And there are moments that have the persuasive power of truly great cinema. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He says it amounts to a persuasive economic argument for a regular festival. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But perhaps the new need to open them up in the urgent national interest would prove more persuasive. IN DEFENCE OF ARISTOCRACY (2004)Opponents concede she makes a persuasive case for change but she has failed to cast off sectarian baggage. Times, Sunday Times (2015)His background in sales is a rarity in the world of pharmaceuticals but it has honed his persuasive powers. Times, Sunday Times (2010)If your business is selling a dream, a little evidence can be persuasive. Times, Sunday Times (2010)She was no less persuasive on the climactic treatment of Somewhere. Times, Sunday Times (2012)If the police have persuasive evidence that more cuts will be damaging, they should produce it. Times, Sunday Times (2015)If there is a persuasive case for the move, it has yet to be made. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Maybe the fact that officers from forces hundreds of miles away are now helping on Tyneside will prove particularly persuasive. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Just when you convince yourself you are absolutely right about something, along comes a persuasive argument that makes you wonder. Times, Sunday Times (2015)For now, a secure 6.8 per cent dividend yield is likely to prove more persuasive. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Translations for 'persuasive'
British English: persuasive /pəˈsweɪsɪv/ ADJECTIVE
Someone or something that is persuasive is likely to persuade you to do or believe a particular thing.
This is not persuasive evidence.
- American English: persuasive
- Arabic: مُقْنِعٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: persuasivo
- Chinese: 善说服的
- Croatian: uvjerljiv
- Czech: přesvědčivý
- Danish: overbevisende
- Dutch: overtuigend
- European Spanish: persuasivo
- Finnish: vakuuttava
- French: persuasif
- German: überzeugend
- Greek: πειστικός
- Italian: convincente
- Japanese: 説得力のある
- Korean: 설득력 있는
- Norwegian: overtalende
- Polish: przekonujący
- European Portuguese: persuasivo
- Romanian: convingător
- Russian: убедительный
- Spanish: persuasivo
- Swedish: övertygande
- Thai: ซึ่งชักจูงได้
- Turkish: ikna edici
- Ukrainian: переконливий
- Vietnamese: có sức thuyết phục
Definition of persuasive from the Collins English Dictionary
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