Suasive Sua"sive, a. Having power to persuade; persuasive; suasory. --South. ``Genial and suasive satire.'' --Earle. -- {Sua"sive*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

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  • suasive — adjective see suasion …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • suasive — sua·sive (swāʹsĭv) adj. Having the power to persuade or convince; persuasive.   [Latin suāsus, past participle of suādēre, to advise; see suasion + ive.]   suaʹsive·ly adv. suaʹsive·ness n. * * * …   Universalium

  • suasive — Synonyms and related words: authoritative, cajoling, charismatic, charming, consequential, effective, effectual, efficacious, enchanting, estimable, exhortative, exhortatory, hortative, hortatory, important, influential, magnetic, momentous,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • suasive — sua·sive || sweɪsɪv adj. persuasive, convincing …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • Suasively — Suasive Sua sive, a. Having power to persuade; persuasive; suasory. South. Genial and suasive satire. Earle. {Sua sive*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • suasion — suasive /sway siv/, suasory /sway seuh ree/, adj. suasively, adv. suasiveness, n. /sway zheuhn/, n. 1. the act of advising, urging, or attempting to persuade; persuasion. 2. an instance of this; a persuasive effort. [1325 75; ME < L suasion (s.… …   Universalium

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  • Rhetoric of science — is a body of scholarly literature exploring the notion that the practice of scientific inquiry is a rhetorical activity. It emerged from a number of disciplines during the late twentieth century, including the disciplines of sociology, history,… …   Wikipedia

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