Simple Definition of convince
: to cause (someone) to believe that something is true
: to cause (someone) to agree to do something
Full Definition of convince
3 : to bring (as by argument) to belief, consent, or a course of action : persuade <convinced himself that she was all right — William Faulkner> <something I could never convince him to read — John Lahr>
Examples of convince in a sentence
He convinced me that the story was true.
They convinced us of their innocence.
I managed to convince myself that I was doing the right thing.
We convinced them to go along with our scheme.
I was unable to convince her to stay.
Origin of convince
Latin convincere to refute, convict, prove, from com- + vincere to conquer — more at victor
First Known Use: 1530
CONVINCE Defined for Kids
Definition of convince for Students
: to argue so as to make a person agree or believe <She convinced them to go along.> <He convinced me it was true.>
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