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