One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A person who persuades someone to do something.
- ‘Have graphic designers shifted too much toward being persuaders rather than communicators?’
- ‘As the events of the last few decades have shown, politicians are persuaders.’
- ‘Instead of using their powerful voice inside the system as persuaders for change, they were choosing exit.’
- ‘The information age is developing into the age of anonymous persuaders.’
- ‘The rhetoric now divides the party between the converters and the persuaders.’
- ‘With tactics such as definition, cultural persuaders create knowledge and effectuate control over that which they describe.’
- ‘You know, critics on both sides want to say, you know, one candidate or the other isn't a good persuader.’
- ‘The new leader must be a charismatic persuader, someone to whom others can relate, a person who can set sights higher than the next quarter's earnings report.’
- ‘The government will not be persuaders for unity.’
- ‘John is much more of a persuader, he leads by affection almost.’
- ‘He is one of the industry's best persuaders.’
- ‘She was a persuader and ‘sold’ her ideas to educators and parents alike.’
- ‘Whether the professional persuaders were successful, or whether most doctors are lukewarm on the issue, we don't know.’
- 1.1informal A thing used to compel submission or obedience, typically a gun or other weapon.
- ‘A more concentrated effort is required here, as intimidation is not an effective persuader on these people.’
- ‘It was an ancient practice to break a prisoner and force them to spill any knowledge they might have, starvation was a very powerful persuader.’
- ‘Well, a gun can be used as a persuader whether it is actually fired or not.’
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