convince

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verb con·vince \kən-ˈvin(t)s\

Definition of convince

convinced

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convincing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 obsolete a :  to overcome by argumentb :  overpower, overcome

  3. 2 obsolete :  demonstrate, prove

  4. 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

convincer

noun

Examples of convince in a Sentence

  1. He convinced me that the story was true.

  2. They convinced us of their innocence.

  3. I managed to convince myself that I was doing the right thing.

  4. We convinced them to go along with our scheme.

  5. I was unable to convince her to stay.

Origin and Etymology of convince

Latin convincere to refute, convict, prove, from com- + vincere to conquer — more at victor


CONVINCE Defined for English Language Learners

convince

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Definition of convince for English Language Learners

  • : to cause (someone) to believe that something is true

  • : to cause (someone) to agree to do something


CONVINCE Defined for Kids

convince

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verb con·vince \kən-ˈvins\

Definition of convince for Students

convinced

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convincing

  1. :  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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