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convincing

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 3)

having the power to persuade
  • convincing evidence for the guilt of the accused

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convincing

noun

Synonyms of convincing (Entry 2 of 3)

the act of reasoning or pleading with someone to accept a belief or course of action
  • it will take a great deal of convincing to make them see our point of view

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convincing

verb
present participle of convince

Synonyms & Antonyms of convincing (Entry 3 of 3)

to cause (someone) to agree with a belief or course of action by using arguments or earnest requests
  • we convinced him to keep silent about our activities until we could spring the surprise

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Adjective

valid, sound, cogent, convincing, telling mean having such force as to compel serious attention and usually acceptance. valid implies being supported by objective truth or generally accepted authority. a valid reason for being absent a valid marriage sound implies a basis of flawless reasoning or of solid grounds. a sound proposal for reviving the economy cogent may stress either weight of sound argument and evidence or lucidity of presentation. the prosecutor's cogent summation won over the jury convincing suggests a power to overcome doubt, opposition, or reluctance to accept. a convincing argument for welfare reform telling stresses an immediate and crucial effect striking at the heart of a matter. a telling example of bureaucratic waste

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The first known use of convincing was in 1624

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“Convincing.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/convincing. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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