persuadable


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Related to persuadable: persuasible, pursuable, persuadability

per·suade

 (pər-swād′)
tr.v. per·suad·ed, per·suad·ing, per·suades
To cause (someone) to accept a point of view or to undertake a course of action by means of argument, reasoning, or entreaty: "to make children fit to live in a society by persuading them to learn and accept its codes" (Alan W. Watts). See Usage Note at convince.

[Latin persuādēre : per-, per- + suādēre, to urge; see swād- in Indo-European roots.]

per·suad′a·ble adj.
per·suad′er n.
Synonyms: persuade, induce, prevail, convince
These verbs mean to succeed in causing a person to do or consent to something. Persuade means to win someone over, as by reasoning or force of personality: Nothing could persuade her to change her mind. To induce is to lead, as to a course of action, by means of influence or persuasion: "Pray what could induce him to commit so rash an action?" (Oliver Goldsmith).
One prevails on somebody who resists: "He had prevailed upon the king to spare them" (Daniel Defoe).
To convince is to persuade by the use of argument or evidence: The salesman convinced me that the car was worth the price.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.persuadable - being susceptible to persuasion
susceptible - (often followed by `of' or `to') yielding readily to or capable of; "susceptible to colds"; "susceptible of proof"
Translations

persuadable

[pəˈsweɪdəbl] ADJinfluenciable, persuasible
he may be persuadablequizá lo podamos persuadir

persuadable

adj he may be persuadable (= amenable)vielleicht lässt er sich überreden, vielleicht ist er zu überreden; (= convincible)vielleicht lässt er sich überzeugen, vielleicht ist er zu überzeugen
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She thought it could scarcely escape him to feel that a persuadable temper might sometimes be as much in favour of happiness as a very resolute character.
My political commitments are more communitarian than libertarian, I don't think the Constitution guarantees a right to bear every kind of gun or magazine, and I think of myself as modestly persuadable in the gun control debate.
The national argument over guns and terrorism offers the clearest evidence yet that both parties have mostly abandoned the belief that a large pool of persuadable voters still exists.
Judge Tony Briggs told her: "I accept that you are vulnerable and certainly persuadable and you were doing something which you thought would help your brother.
Walker's triumph over the unions could continue to be a useful tool for him, not only in firing up the GOP base but also in reaching out to independents, 47 percent of whom take a dim view of unions, according to the same Pew poll, and even to persuadable Democrats.
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If we follow Glasgow's lead around 80% would come from central Government while the remaining 20% would need to be found by the council who, with Newcastle City Council leader Nick Forbes a vocal proponent of any bid, might be persuadable.
Cllr Robinson said: "Government is persuadable, so let's popularise the campaign and make sure the bid is supported by business and the people living here.
Specifically, Wood's president campaigns and governs with an eye on "potential" support, that is, a coalition of the committed and the persuadable.
Locating and talking to the persuadable ones is a formidable task, particularly given the lack of resources available, although the party seems to have grasped that the old techniques will not work.
About a third of Scots would vote yes tomorrow, a bit more would go no and the rest say they might be persuadable.