Definition of suasive in English:
1Serving to persuade.
- Character is one of the most important instructive and suasive devices in literature, Fowler points out.
- In contrast, presidents' inaugural addresses have been described as suasive messages that are crafted to showcase the newly elected president as a national leader.
- The inaugural address is regarded as an essentially suasive speech in which the president may articulate his vision of what the nation can and should be.
1.1 Grammar Denoting a class of English verbs, for example, insist, whose meaning includes the notion of persuading and that take a subordinate clause whose verb may either be in the subjunctive or take a modal.
- Suasive verbs imply intentions to bring about some change in the future (eg, command, stipulate).
- Both public and private verbs are interesting in the present analysis; by contrast, suasive verbs are too rare to deserve special attention.
Definition of suasive in:
- British & World English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in India
Most popular in Pakistan