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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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2) The play's protagonist, Charlemont, articulates a suasive moral: "That Patience is the Honest Man's Revenge.
65) They signal to litigants and judges in lower courts different suasive permutations and even, in some instances, supply theories about rules that fall outside the purview of the present case.
By the very act of calling him "St Simeon Stylites," Simeon's auditors not only confirm the suasive power of his performance, but performatively transform him into the saint they name (p.
In keeping with this, Kenneth Burke (1966) urged scholars to recognize that language always exceeds what Langer called the discursive, recognizing the "necessarily suasive nature of even the most unemotional scientific nomenclatures" (p.
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.
All this makes anal eroticism a suasive point for the displacement or erasure of purely phallic boundaries.
In framing the task, insights are drawn from literary theorist and critic Kenneth Burke, including elements of his "dramatistic" conception of the role of language as symbolic action with suasive intent.
Even a cash-strapped government can still use its considerable suasive powers to generate contributions from the larger community: more latrines, more medicine, more food.
We recognise that as channels proliferate, attention spans shorten - so the content we deliver will have to be more relevant, more impactful and more per- suasive.
His novelistic art surpasses literary realism without neglecting the suasive power of the concrete.
See CLIFFORD GEERTZ, Ideology as a Cultural System, in THE INTERPRETATION OF CULTURES 193, 218 (1973) ("The function of ideology is to make an autonomous politics possible by providing the authoritative concepts that render it meaningful, the suasive images by means of which it can be sensibly grasped.