What does the word persuasive mean?

Usage examples for persuasive

  1. But the persuasive sergeant came, by tap of drum enlisted, or formed lists of them, took heartily to drilling them; and he and you have made them this! – In-Darkest-England-and-the-Way-Out by Booth, William
  2. The other is the mild, kindly, persuasive, patient, enduring, persistent, determined type of executive, who wins his success by attracting to himself the intense loyalty and devotion of his men. – Analyzing Character by Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb