suad-, suas-, suav-
(Latin: suavis, "sweet"; suadere, "to advise"; "to make something pleasant to, to present in a pleasing manner"; hence "to recommend, to advise")
2. To cause an individual, or individuals, 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 Peggy to publish her research paper because he was convinced that it was of great value for other people to see and to enjoy.
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.
2. Causing a person to believe the truth of something: "The minister preached persuasive reasons why people should maintain honesty in their lives."
The suave manager was always exceptionally friendly when dealing with the employees and the customers with whom he came in contact.2. Etymology: from Late Middle English in the sense of "gracious, agreeable"; from Latin suavis, "agreeable".
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2. Speaking in a smooth way.
3. Using agreeable speech.