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Having the power to persuade or convince; persuasive.

[Latin suāsus, past participle of suādēre, to advise; see suasion + -ive.]

sua′sive·ly adv.
sua′sive·ness n.
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The novel finally rests on this contradictory insight, in its narrative of borders breached and repaired, its recovery of a past suasive yet speculative, its ranging among stylistic registers without sequestering one from another.
Davies' narrative is engaging, subtle, at times mordantly funny--the closing chapter recounts the sheer number of versions of the film that survived, how those fragments become a coaxing, suasive (w)hole.
The heroism of romantic action, along these lines, is not so much rhetorically as mimetically, even inspirationally, suasive.
The politically fraught torch run and stridently suasive, stage-managed statecraft on display in Beijing recall the words of Frederick T.
Many suasive strategies are evident throughout the book, but none possesses such authoritative force as the deployment of Christ.
The name given to the type of restraint imposed is not suasive, because nomina mutabilia sunt, res autem immobiles.
It is from Burke that Nelson gets his idea that courtship is the "use of suasive devices for the transcending of social estrangement" (9).
Thomas Jefferson's writings alone have produced equally per- suasive arguments for both sides of the debate.
The rules binding lower courts to adhere to precedent are, therefore, not compulsory but suasive.
A rhetoric scholar who looks closely at the suasive qualities of language, I spend a lot of my time looking at how everyday texts call upon certain kinds of literacy and response.
Apparently, the Coalition does not trust the suasive power of the Bible to win over the hearts and minds of America on the issues it really considers important.