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(Latin: through, across, over; beyond, by means of)

persuadableness (s) (noun) (no plural)
persuadably (adjective), more persuadably, most persuadably
persuade (verb), persuades; persuaded; persuading
1. To convince or to cajole someone to do something by reasoning or charming: "Mack and Mary tried to persuade Ralph to go on the trip with them."
2. To cause a person, or people, to believe something or to convince them through reasoning, arguing, or appealing to the emotions for the need of an action: "The local agency tried to persuade people that enforced environmental protection should be attempted."

"The professor persuaded his student to publish her research paper because he was convinced that it was of great value for other people to see and to enjoy."

persuader (s) (noun), persuaders (pl)
persuading technology
Technology that is designed to change attitudes or behaviors of users through persuasion and social influence, but not through coercion.
persuasibility (s) (noun), persuasibilities (pl)
Capable of being convinced or agreeable to doing something that is believed to be true: "Advertisers use the persuasibility of various age groups to target their products."
persuasible
persuasion (puhr SWAY zhuhn) (s) (noun), persuasions (pl)
1. Communication intended to induce a belief or some action; especially, with reasoning, pleading, or coaxing: It took a lot of persuasion to convince the children to go to bed early on Christmas Eve because they were all excited about Santa Claus coming and what he would bring to them on Christmas morning!
2. A personal belief or judgment which is not necessarily based on proof or any thing that is certain; especially, for having good reasons for doing it: Lynn was convinced that her father’s persuasion of going to the fitness studio and exercising as often as possible was justified.
persuasive
1. Being able to cause people to do or to believe something: "She presented a persuasive argument as to why we should buy the book."
2. Causing a person to believe the truth of something: "The minister preached persuasive reasons why people should maintain honesty in their lives."
persuasively
persuasiveness
pertain (verb), pertains; pertained; pertaining
1. To relate to something or to have a reference or connection to a person or thing.
2. To be appropriate or suitable.
3. To be a part of something or belong to to it; especially, as an attribute or accessory.
4. Etymology: from Latin pertinere; literally, "to hold to".
pertinacity
pertinent
perturb (verb), perturbs; perturbed; perturbing
1. To disturb or disquiet greatly in mind; to agitate: Mike's parents were perturbed by the low grades he got on his report card in school.
2. To cause someone to be worried or upset: It is perturbing to Andy's mother and father that he is thinking about not going to school anymore.
3. To make uneasy or anxious: Helena's teacher was perturbed by the lack of interest of his students in his chemistry class.
4. Etymology: from Latin perturbare, "to confuse, to disturb"; from a combination of per-, "through" + turbare, "to disturb, to confuse, to throw into disorder."
To greatly upset or to agitate.
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To significantly make uneasy or anxious.
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