- to move by argument or evidence to belief, agreement, consent, or a course of action: to convince a jury of his guilt; A test drive will convince you that this car handles well.
- to persuade; cajole: We finally convinced them to have dinner with us.
- Obsolete. to prove or find guilty.
- Obsolete. to overcome; vanquish.
Origin of convince
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Related Words for convincesatisfy, prompt, prove, get, assure, persuade, sway, sell, draw, hook, refute, effect, induce, turn, change, brainwash, demonstrate, establish, overcome
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Contemporary Examples of convince
Turkey is not the only country trying to convince the private sector that domestic violence is their problem, too.The Women Battling an Islamist Strongman
December 22, 2014
Whether or not Risner will be able to convince a federal judge that the U.S. should be held responsible, is another story.Drug Smuggler Sues U.S. Over Dog Bite
December 10, 2014
The only way to stop cops from killing young, unarmed black men is to convince Americans that their lives truly matter.The Only Way to End Police Violence
December 5, 2014
A visit to WoodRocket.com is enough to convince anyone of the truth in that.Inside the Greatest Porn Parody Factory: From ‘Game of Bones’ to ‘The Humper Games’
November 28, 2014
“As a teenager, I tried to convince myself I had imagined it,” wrote Bowman.Bill Cosby’s Long List of Accusers (So Far): 18 Alleged Sexual Assault Victims Between 1965-2004
November 24, 2014
Historical Examples of convince
Windich took some of the old dung with him to convince our companions that we had seen them.Explorations in Australia
He says, he will convince you of his love by deeds, since he is not permitted by you to express it by words.
But I hope you will convince as well them as me of the contrary.
But he was apparently able to convince even Larry la Roche by means of words.Way of the Lawless
(To Béralde) Will you let me convince you; and to show you at once how my mistress loves my master.The Imaginary Invalid
- (may take a clause as object) to make (someone) agree, understand, or realize the truth or validity of something; persuade
- mainly US to persuade (someone) to do something
- to overcome
- to prove guilty