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Related to persuadable: persuasible, pursuable, persuadability


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"


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


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.
Moreover, he argued that Trump is persuadable on key issues.
I do think there are always plenty of independent, persuadable voters who vote in Montana.
In between is a critically important subset of potentially persuadable voters, the white working-class moderates, or "WWCMs.
The mobilisers argue that it's foolish to go after persuadable voters because in this polarised country there are none left.
Tiny minorities would have supported other candidates, again, because of some level of recognition and positive association, while the majority was still persuadable and waiting for the campaign to educate them on their choices.
They may do so because citizens close to the center of the political spectrum (independent voters, perhaps) are less attached to one or the other political party (Wood 2009, 32) and may therefore be more persuadable than stronger partisans (Zaller 1992).
Such techniques rested on a series of long-standing assumptions--for instance, that middle-of-the-roaders were the most persuadable and that infrequent voters were the likeliest to be captured in a get-out-the-vote drive.
With nearly all GOP senators implacably opposed, a handful of persuadable moderates--Arlen Specter, Olympia Snowe, Susan Collins, and Ben Nelson--had all the leverage.
But a political project as grand as the conservative one must allow for divergent appeals because not every audience is persuadable by the same arguments.