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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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'It is highly probable that the Yes vote will win in the plebiscite on BOL because of the advantageous position of Duterte due to the suasive force and effect of martial law, control of the Comelec and putting the PNP (Philippine National Police) in charge of voting in so-called trouble spots,' Sison, Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder, said in a statement from Utrecht in the Netherlands Monday.
Similar to women rhetoricians in a patriarchal society, Guigucian persuaders at the Warring States time are also in a less powerful position when practicing suasive discourse to the throne.
Where gut rhetorics makes its contribution, then, is not necessarily in confirming the need for a broader move toward entanglements, but in making explicit the suasive potentials of microbial life and the continuous embodied responsiveness to environmental exposure: "We are stuck here and we have to act everyday as we live alongside an innumerable and unknowable number of species" (Rivers, 2015, p.
Further, the pedlar-cry lyric should be recognized as a relative of the dramatic monologue as it developed through the nineteenth century, given the often sly, suasive rhetoric of its speakers.
Gallup's cynicism regarding the critical faculties of the demos suggests that whatever small value he did attribute to predictive polling was partly due to its suasive capacities.
(2) The play's protagonist, Charlemont, articulates a suasive moral: "That Patience is the Honest Man's Revenge." The play ends in a spectacular coup de theatre literalizing what Horatio calls "purposes mistook / And fallen on the inventors' heads": D'Amville dashes out his own brains with the ax with which he intended to execute the hero and Castabella, the heroine, who had offered their necks to the stroke with extravagant stoic submission.
(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.
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.
164) 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.
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.And consistently brief.