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Definition of Persuasive


  1. Tending to persuade; having the power of persuading; as, persuasive eloquence.
  2. That which persuades; an inducement; an incitement; an exhortation.

Persuasive Quotations

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
John F. Kennedy

Truthful words are not beautiful; beautiful words are not truthful. Good words are not persuasive; persuasive words are not good.
Lao Tzu

Our criminal justice system is fallible. We know it, even though we don't like to admit it. It is fallible despite the best efforts of most within it to do justice. And this fallibility is, at the end of the day, the most compelling, persuasive, and winning argument against a death penalty.
Eliot Spitzer

The more informative your advertising, the more persuasive it will be.
David Ogilvy

To be persuasive we must be believable; to be believable we must be credible; credible we must be truthful.
Edward R. Murrow
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Persuasive Translations

persuasive in Latin is eloquens
persuasive in Spanish is persuasivo

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