(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. inducive; cogent, convincing, logical; winning. See belief, cause.
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. convincing, alluring, plausible, luring, seductive, wheedling, influential, winning, enticing, impelling, moving, actuating, inspiriting, efficient, efficacious, effectual, compelling, touching, forceful, potent, powerful, swaying, cogent, pointed, strong, energetic, forcible, inveigling; see also effective , stimuLating .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
influential, convincing, compelling, effective, powerful, inducing, enticing, seductive, winning, forceful, swaying.
ANT.: ineffective, unconvincing
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective Serving to convince: cogent, convincing, satisfactory, telling. See PERSUASION.

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