moved by argument or evidence to belief, agreement, consent, or a course of action: By the age of fifteen, after reading Marx, Engels, and Lenin, he was a convinced communist.
persuaded to do something by being cajoled, manipulated, coaxed, etc.: Those expensive bells and whistles are just cosmetic features to woo the easily convinced buyer.
the simple past tense and past participle of convince.
- con·vin·ced·ly [kuhn-vin-sid-lee], /kənˈvɪn sɪd li/, adverb
- con·vin·ced·ness, noun
- half-con·vinced, adjective
- qua·si-con·vinced, adjective
- un·con·vinced, adjective
- well-con·vinced, adjective
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How to use convinced in a sentence
All told, Swartz isn’t convinced now is the time to get in as an investor.Dick’s Sporting Goods just posted an epic quarter—but these 3 factors may limit the stock’s upside | Anne Sraders | August 26, 2020 | Fortune
As the coronavirus continues to spread, Airbnb will be challenged to convince consumers that its rentals are safe.Airbnb’s 3 biggest challenges on its road to an IPO | Danielle Abril | August 20, 2020 | Fortune
Just as a fax proved more effective than a letter in convincing people to pay their bills and respond to surveys, so too did it benefit criminals and fraudsters.
Chance didn’t live to meet his second self, but when the calf was born, Fisher christened him Second Chance, convinced he was the same animal.Biotechnology Could Change the Cattle Industry. Will It Succeed? | Dyllan Furness | August 16, 2020 | Singularity Hub
The whole game was convincing guys to vote for the rights of women.Suffragette City: San Diego’s Crucial Role in Getting Women the Vote | Randy Dotinga | August 6, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
When we meet them, their lives are unfulfilled, and at no point are we convinced their condition will change.
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 | Umar Farooq | December 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | David Freeman | December 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | Michael Daly | December 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In his own person, he was now convinced of the truth of his father's charge against this once beloved Wharton.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4 | Jane Porter
Harris convinced himself it was the effect of a shadow cast by the lamp they had just passed on the wall.Three More John Silence Stories | Algernon Blackwood
No other remedy remained but the application of force, and convinced of this, it had recourse to revolution.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
We are now so thoroughly convinced of the superiority of these engines that I have just begun another of larger size.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2) | Francis Trevithick
For my part I am not convinced on this head; but am still of opinion that the result on trial will be found nearly the same.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2) | Francis Trevithick