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suasory Line breaks: suas|ory
Pronunciation: /ˈsweɪs(ə)ri/

Definition of suasory in English:


Effective at persuading someone to do something.
Example sentences
  • I take rhetoric to be the rationale of informative and suasory discourse.
  • As long as the death penalty remains legal, the relative suasory skill of prosecuting and defense attorneys will play an important role in determining whether defendants in murder trials receive the ultimate sanction.
  • Structural patterns in linguistic and thematic features can contribute to the suasory force of a discourse.


Late 16th century: from Latin suasorius, from the verb suadere (see suasion).

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