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

persuadableness (s) (noun) (no plural)
persuadably (adjective), more persuadably, most persuadably
1. Descriptive of how someone can be urged to do something: Jim's father asked him persuadably to please take out the garbage before dinner.
2. Concerning how a person can be convinced to believe by imploring to reason or understanding: Mary used all kinds of arguments when asking her mother persuadably if she could go to the seaside with her friends.

Jim tried to assure the police in a persuadably acceptable and cogent manner that he was never going to drink while driving again.

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 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.

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."
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.
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."
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 (s) (noun), pertinacities (pl)
The state of showing stubborn persistence; persistent determination; perseverance; tenaciousness: People who have the character of pertinacity usually possess a strong will, are self-confident, and have a lot of courage and conviction. :
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: Andy's mother and father were perturbed that he was 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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