Perspirative to Perverseness

(Per*spir"a*tive) a. Performing the act of perspiration; perspiratory.

(Per*spir"a*to*ry) a. Of, pertaining to, or producing, perspiration; as, the perspiratory ducts.

(Per*spire") v. i. [imp. & p. p. Perspired ; p. pr. & vb. n. Perspiring.] [L. perspirare to breathe through; per + spirare. See Per-, and Spirit.]

1. (Physiol.) To excrete matter through the skin; esp., to excrete fluids through the pores of the skin; to sweat.

2. To be evacuated or excreted, or to exude, through the pores of the skin; as, a fluid perspires.

(Per*spire"), v. t. To emit or evacuate through the pores of the skin; to sweat; to excrete through pores.

Firs . . . perspire a fine balsam of turpentine.

(Per*strep"er*ous) a. [L. perstrepere to make a great noise.] Noisy; obstreperous. [Obs.] Ford.

(Per*stringe") v. t. [L. perstringere; per + stringere to bind up, to touch upon.]

1. To touch; to graze; to glance on. [Obs.]

2. To criticise; to touch upon. [R.] Evelyn.

(Per*suad"a*ble) a. That may be persuaded.Per*suad"a*ble*ness, n.Per*suad"a*bly, adv.

(Per*suade") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Persuaded; p. pr. & vb. n. Persuading.] [L. persuadere, persuasum; per + suadere to advise, persuade: cf. F. persuader. See Per- , and Suasion.]

1. To influence or gain over by argument, advice, entreaty, expostulation, etc.; to draw or incline to a determination by presenting sufficient motives.

Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian.
Acts xxvi. 28.

We will persuade him, be it possible.

2. To try to influence. [Obsolescent]

Hearken not unto Hezekiah, when he persuadeth you.
2 Kings xviii. 32.

3. To convince by argument, or by reasons offered or suggested from reflection, etc.; to cause to believe.

Beloved, we are persuaded better things of you.
Heb. vi. 9.

4. To inculcate by argument or expostulation; to advise; to recommend. Jer. Taylor.

Syn. — To convince; induce; prevail on; win over; allure; entice. See Convince.

(Per*suade") v. i. To use persuasion; to plead; to prevail by persuasion. Shak.

(Per*suade"), n. Persuasion. [Obs.] Beau. & Fl.

(Per*suad"ed), p. p. & a. Prevailed upon; influenced by argument or entreaty; convinced. Per*suad"ed*ly, adv.Per*suad"ed*ness, n.

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