persuasive

If you are persuasive, then you have a knack for getting people to do things. Your most persuasive friend might be able to talk you into riding in a hot air balloon despite your fear of heights.

People can be persuasive by using emotion or logic. A persuasive encyclopedia salesman might lead you to believe you'll be a smarter person with your own complete set of reference books. Temptations can also be persuasive. If your mom offers you ten dollars to walk her dog, you might find her offer very persuasive. Persuasive can be tricky to spell — remember that the u sounds like a w.

Definitions of persuasive
  1. adjective
    intended or having the power to induce action or belief
    persuasive eloquence”
    “a most persuasive speaker”
    “a persuasive argument”
    Synonyms:
    convincing
    causing one to believe the truth of something
    coaxing, ingratiatory
    pleasingly persuasive or intended to persuade
    cogent, telling, weighty
    powerfully persuasive
    compelling
    tending to persuade by forcefulness of argument
    glib, glib-tongued, smooth-tongued
    artfully persuasive in speech
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    Antonyms:
    dissuasive
    deterring from action
    discouraging
    depriving of confidence or hope or enthusiasm and hence often deterring action
    admonitory, cautionary, exemplary, monitory, warning
    serving to warn
    discouraging
    expressing disapproval
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