persuasiveness


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per·sua·sive

 (pər-swā′sĭv, -zĭv)
adj.
Tending or having the power to persuade: a persuasive argument.

per·sua′sive·ly adv.
per·sua′sive·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.persuasiveness - the power to induce the taking of a course of action or the embracing of a point of view by means of argument or entreaty; "the strength of his argument settled the matter"
power, powerfulness - possession of controlling influence; "the deterrent power of nuclear weapons"; "the power of his love saved her"; "his powerfulness was concealed by a gentle facade"
convincingness - the power of argument or evidence to cause belief
unpersuasiveness - inability to persuade
Translations
إقْناع
přesvědčivost
overtalelsesevne
rábeszélőképesség
sannfæringarkraftur
ikna yeteneğiinandırıcılık

persuasiveness

[pəˈsweɪsɪvnɪs] Npersuasiva f

persuasiveness

[pərˈsweɪsɪvnɪs] n [person, argument] → pouvoir m de persuasion

persuasiveness

n (of person, salesman etc)Überredungskunst f, → Beredsamkeit f; (of argument etc)Überzeugungskraft f

persuasiveness

[pəˈsweɪsɪvnɪs] n (of person, argument) → potere or forza di convinzione

persuade

(pəˈsweid) verb
1. to make (someone) (not) do something, by arguing with him or advising him. We persuaded him (not) to go.
2. to make (someone) certain (that something is the case); to convince. We eventually persuaded him that we were serious.
perˈsuasion (-ʒən) noun
the act of persuading. He gave in to our persuasion and did what we wanted him to do.
perˈsuasive (-siv) adjective
able to persuade. He is a persuasive speaker; His arguments are persuasive.
perˈsuasively adverb
perˈsuasiveness noun
References in classic literature ?
Nevertheless, ere long, the warm, warbling persuasiveness of the pleasant, holiday weather we came to, seemed gradually to charm him from his mood.
He spoke in the tone of entreaty and reproach that a carpenter uses to a gentleman who has picked up an ax: "We are used to it, but you, sir, will blister your hands." He spoke as if those bullets could not kill him, and his half-closed eyes gave still more persuasiveness to his words.
His smile is rare and sweet; his manner, perfectly quiet and retiring, has yet a latent persuasiveness in it which is (to women) irresistibly winning.
Philip, with his passion for the romantic, welcomed the opportunity to get in touch with a Spaniard; he used all his persuasiveness to overcome the man's reluctance.
Behind me, somewhere near the door, Therese, the peasant sister, said in a funnily compassionate tone and in an amazingly landlady-of-a-boarding-house spirit of false persuasiveness:
Being superior to physical suffering, it sometimes chanced that they were superior to any consolation which the missionaries could offer; and the law to do as you would be done by fell with less persuasiveness on the ears of those who, for their part, did not care how they were done by, who loved their enemies after a new fashion, and came very near freely forgiving them all they did.
But he could talk fluently enough, as became apparent when changing his tone to persuasiveness he went on: "By listening to you as I did, I think I have proved that I do not regard our intercourse as strictly official.
Godfrey Carey QC, prosecuting, said the students believed his story because of his 'persuasiveness' and because of the political climate at the time, in which there had been a number of IRA bombings.
In evaluating the need for further due diligence, the reviewing member may consider the source, relevance and persuasiveness of the third-party opinion, but should exercise independent professional judgment and "look behind" the opinion.
Careful consideration to the issues raised here may contribute to the persuasiveness of peer debriefing as a technique to enhance the validity of qualitative research.
Guidance is offered for better using multimedia to enhance the transmission and reception of information, and concerns, such as public speaking apprehension (PSA), persuasiveness, and evaluation are addressed.
The power, persuasiveness and charm of Steve's Address still resonate in my memory, and I trust that much of this is also conveyed in the paper published here.