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
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
Firs . . . perspire a fine balsam of turpentine.Smollett.
(Per*strep"er*ous) a. [L. perstrepere to make a great noise.] Noisy; obstreperous. [Obs.]
(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,
(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.Shak.
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.