(Per*suad"er) n. One who, or that which, persuades or influences. "Powerful persuaders." Milton.

(Per*sua`si*bil"i*ty) n. Capability of being persuaded. Hawthorne.

(Per*sua"si*ble) a. [Cf. L. persuasibilis persuasive, F. persuasible persuasible.]

1. Capable of being persuaded; persuadable.

2. Persuasive. [Obs.] Bale.

Per*sua"si*ble*ness, n.Per*sua"si*bly, adv.

(Per*sua"sion) n. [L. persuasio; Cf. F. persuasion.]

1. The act of persuading; the act of influencing the mind by arguments or reasons offered, or by anything that moves the mind or passions, or inclines the will to a determination.

For thou hast all the arts of fine persuasion.

2. The state of being persuaded or convinced; settled opinion or conviction, which has been induced.

If the general persuasion of all men does so account it.

My firm persuasion is, at least sometimes,
That Heaven will weigh man's virtues and his crimes
With nice attention.

3. A creed or belief; a sect or party adhering to a certain creed or system of opinions; as, of the same persuasion; all persuasions are agreed.

Of whatever state or persuasion, religious or political.

4. The power or quality of persuading; persuasiveness.

Is 't possible that my deserts to you
Can lack persuasion?

5. That which persuades; a persuasive. [R.]

Syn. — See Conviction.

(Per*sua"sive) a. [Cf. F. persuasif.] Tending to persuade; having the power of persuading; as, persuasive eloquence. "Persuasive words." Milton.

(Per*sua"sive), n. That which persuades; an inducement; an incitement; an exhortation. Per*sua"sive*ly, adv.Per*sua"sive*ness, n.

(Per*sua"so*ry) a. Persuasive. Sir T. Browne.

(Per*sul"phate) n. (Chem.) A sulphate of the peroxide of any base. [R.]

(Per*sul"phide) n. (Chem.) A sulphide containing more sulphur than some other compound of the same elements; as, iron pyrites is a persulphide; — formerly called persulphuret.

(Per*sul`pho*cy"a*nate) n. (Chem.) A salt of persulphocyanic acid. [R.]

(Per*sul`pho*cy*an"ic) a. (Chem.) Pertaining to, or designating, a yellow crystalline substance analogous to sulphocyanic acid, but containing more sulphur.

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