verb (used with object), con·vinced, con·vinc·ing.
Origin of convince
Examples from the Web for convincer
For the important rôle of the convincer Marr was suited above all others.Sundry Accounts|Irvin S. Cobb
- to overcome
- to prove guilty
Word Origin for convince
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.