verb (used with object), con·vinced, con·vinc·ing.
Origin of convince
Examples from the Web for convinced
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|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|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|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|DAILY BEAST
He was convinced that he ought to join them, and did so in spite of the ridicule of his rich and titled friends.The Story of American History|Albert F. Blaisdell
We are convinced therefore, that you mean to do us good by your proposal; and we thank you heartily.
He tried to tell me that he did not know, and almost in the same breath he told me something that convinced me he did know.The Brand of Silence|Harrington Strong
A single week convinced her of the utter futility of these efforts.The Sick-a-Bed Lady|Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
The people were convinced that the heavy taxes served no other purpose than to enrich Berkeley's favorites.Bacon's Rebellion, 1676|Thomas Jefferson Wertenbaker
British Dictionary definitions for convinced
- to overcome
- to prove guilty
Word Origin for convince
Word Origin and History for convinced
1520s, "to overcome in argument," from Latin convincere "to overcome decisively," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + vincere "to conquer" (see victor). Meaning "to firmly persuade" is from c.1600. Related: Convinced; convincing; convincingly.