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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.
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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"
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[pəˈsweɪdəbl] ADJinfluenciable, persuasible
he may be persuadablequizá lo podamos persuadir
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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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"Upon the whole, she was very persuadable; and it being briefly settled among themselves how it might be done without neglecting his comforthow certainly Mrs.
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.
The company got hold of personal messages, photographs and more to shortlist those who were seen as "persuadable," and they were bombarded with communication to nudge them toward Trump and Brexit.
In the documentary, Kaiser revealed that Cambridge Analytica was able to identify "persuadable voters" using the data.
Trump's impulsive tweeting and chaotic style of governance only underscored a sense of scepticism among persuadable voters.
"They offer candidates an important opportunity to make their case to the largest TV news audience in America, which includes many persuadable voters," Sammon added.
He talked about how there are men out there who get this and are supportive (in theory) of our efforts - they are the "persuadable".
Their point is that this can help send a signal to the international investors' community that the economy is not becoming too reliant and thus persuadable in the geo-strategic interests of a select group of friendly countries.
The way to counter that, he's come to believe, is to speak to "the more persuadable" people all around us rather than the extremists, engaging with those people the way his New College friends engaged with him, offering facts, evidence--and friendship.
The answer, I think, is that nothing will work on the culture warriors, but casual supporters of the death penalty--those whose identities are not committed to the right or left side of the culture war--are persuadable. For them, the most effective appeals are those that do not cater to the unpersuadable bases of either side of the political spectrum--the retributive right or the bleeding-heart left.
They are still the 'persuadable,' says Pangilinan, who may have something important to convey on their reasons for changing their minds then, and their reasons for possibly changing their minds now.
As medical-use laws spread, they became part of the status quo and suggested to the persuadable that maybe the harms of cannabis had been overhyped.