persuasive

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French persuasif, from Medieval Latin persuasivus, from Latin past participle stem of persuadere + -ivus

Adjective[edit]

persuasive (comparative more persuasive, superlative most persuasive)

  1. able to persuade; convincing

Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

persuasive (plural persuasives)

  1. That which persuades; incitement.
    • 1839, George Robert Gleig, Germany, Bohemia, and Hungary: Visited in 1837 (volume 1, page 68)
      He smiled a very knowing smile, and setting up a halloo, and shaking his leathern thong, away we went at the rate of seven or eight miles an hour. I had no occasion to go further with my persuasives; the pace was kept up, []

French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

persuasive

  1. feminine singular of persuasif

German[edit]

Adjective[edit]

persuasive

  1. inflection of persuasiv:
    1. strong/mixed nominative/accusative feminine singular
    2. strong nominative/accusative plural
    3. weak nominative all-gender singular
    4. weak accusative feminine/neuter singular

Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

persuasive

  1. feminine plural of persuasivo