[ kuhn-vinst ]
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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  1. the simple past tense and past participle of convince.

Origin of convinced

First recorded in 1630–40; convince + -ed2 for the adjective senses; convince + -ed1 for the verb sense

Other words from convinced

  • 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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