- 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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Contemporary Examples of convinced
When we meet them, their lives are unfulfilled, and at no point are we convinced their condition will change.The Lost Novel of Nobel-Winner José Saramago
January 5, 2015
They eye the door anxiously, convinced that at any moment, a Pakistani or Iranian intelligence officer will come barging in.The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan
December 29, 2014
Just that awareness and fear too now so that I was convinced I could not speak.Mailer’s Letters Pack a Punch and a Surprising Degree of Sweetness
Ronald K. Fried
December 14, 2014
A minute ago I was convinced this wasn't going to work, and now I can feel a script forming.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014
He and Jessen convinced a stunned and desperate CIA that they were the ones to run a new interrogation program.The Luxury Homes That Torture and Your Tax Dollars Built
December 12, 2014
Historical Examples of convinced
This convinced me that the cart belonged to Mr. Gosse, who I knew had returned.Explorations in Australia
How my heart rises at her preference of them to me, when she is convinced of their injustice to me!Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
"But that way was so exciting," she urged, not at all convinced.Within the Law
When I say that I am convinced of these things I speak with too much pride.De Profundis
I am convinced of it by the manner in which he spoke of her.Lady Susan
- (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