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persuader

slang A weapon, especially a gun, used to force someone to do something or be obedient. Don't worry, we'll bring a couple of persuaders when we visit him later—that'll convince him to sign.

persuader

n. a gun or other weapon used to threaten someone. (Underworld.) He pulls out this persuader, see, and aims it right at me, see.
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Past research examining superdiffusers has consistendy found that the extent to which one is a connector, persuader, and maven are all associated positively with argumentativeness, especially the persuader scale (Boster et al., 2006).
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The major difference between persuasion through active technology and through traditional person-to-person relationships and interactions is not motivation, since the persuader still intends to persuade, presumably for the same reason or outcome, and since the persuaded person still undertakes or experiences that outcome.
By holding the return belt firmly in position, Persuader also helps minimise the sideways drift where the load hits the belt.
Leading up the lawsuit, the persuader rule had met with strong criticism from other business interests.
For example, the persuader must know beforehand, or find out immediately, the disposition of the target toward that which is being sold or discussed.
Merville Larson, the outgoing President of Phi Rho Pi explained the principles which govern Phi Rho Pi as follows: [1]Phi Rho Pi is organized for the development of the finest educational standards; [2]Phi Rho Pi is supported by membership fees and other moneys derived directly or indirectly from student members and as such owes those students the obligation of the greatest service possible; [3]Every member, whether student or sponsor, is entitled to a share in the government and responsibilities of the society; [4]Phi Rho Pi has the responsibility for making known the Junior College speech position to every agency or person in any way affected (The Persuader, 1970).
The letter criticized DOL's plan to issue its final persuader rule ahead of a separate rulemaking, set for later this year, to make significant changes to Form LM-21.
Amid a dearth of positive actions coming from the organized labor arena, the Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced they will push back the original deadline for comments on their so-called "persuader rule." Originally set for August 22, the new comment deadline is Sept.
IF anyone needs to be convinced of how atypical London has become in terms of the British economy, Toprak Mansion might be a powerful persuader.
Fear is being used as a persuader, embedded correspondents are briefed every morning in Downing Street to purvey to the public the official line - inferring that Mr Blair and friends' views are the only ones that matter - most party MPs can be relied upon to do what they are told!
Broken Knights is another chasing a three-timer, while The Persuader, controversially balloted out at Sandown a fortnight ago, starts from 10lb out of the handicap.
Senate labor committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the Department of Labor rescinded the Obama Administrations persuader rule