Definition of convince
- convinced himself that she was all right
- —William Faulkner
- something I could never convince him to read
- —John Lahr
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.
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to lessen the seriousness or strength of
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