- intended or having the power to induce action or belief
"a most persuasive speaker"
- You're persuasive.
- Tom is persuasive.
- I can be very persuasive.
- I know how persuasive Tom can be.
- Tom knew that Mary could be very persuasive.
- Truthful speech is not elegant, and elegant speech is not truthful. Good words are not persuasive, and persuasive words are not good. The knowledgeable are not many, and the many are not knowledgeable.
- The weak point of this book is that it's less than persuasive when the married author recommends not being married.
- Those four words carried not only a lot of complex information, but also the persuasive force of a proverb.
- That would be twenty-seven words instead of four, and while the bare message of the longer statement would be understood, the persuasive force would be lost.
- Hence, requests by EFTA States for parts of the decision which address concerns of complainants to be covered by the obligation of professional secrecy will need to be particularly well reasoned and persuasive.
- It mattered little, therefore, whether the commitment was written or verbal or whether it could simply be deduced from the authority's conduct, the only condition laid down by the administrative courts being that the promise in question must be firm and precise or sufficiently persuasive.