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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Any account of the masque in performance that rests content with the static elaborations of emblem and motto without fixing its eye on the kinetic suasiveness of the dancing figure will miss much of this central action.
Satires and caricatures are given as much weight as scientific publications, and although their ideas seem often equally outlandish, one wonders how any of these ideas gained suasiveness. History is sometimes achieved at the expense of epistemological questions.
6), yet he almost completely ignores the plethora of scholarship coming from the rhetorical tradition with its focus on presidential suasiveness, influence, and symbolic image making (the two citations of Tulis and Hart are tokens at best).