- persuading or assuring by argument or evidence: They gave a convincing demonstration of the car's safety features.
- appearing worthy of belief; plausible: The excuse was not convincing.
Origin of convincing
- 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
Synonyms for convinceSee more synonyms for on Thesaurus.com
Related Words for convincingcredible, trustworthy, satisfactory, satisfying, impressive, solid, reliable, powerful, plausible, cogent, probable, reasonable, telling, authentic, conclusive, sound, moving, acceptable, dependable, faithful
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Contemporary Examples of convincing
Great for convincing your co-workers to DVR Black-ish while at work.Four TV Shows We Can’t Wait to Return In 2015
December 22, 2014
Of course, in her Neverland they bleach your teeth so white they glow and Madonna coaches you on your convincing British accent.‘Peter Pan Live!’ Review: No Amount of Clapping Brings It to Life
December 5, 2014
Lee makes a convincing case that the loveliness of much Renaissance art is inversely related to the moral ugliness of its patrons.Great Renaissance Art Thrived Amid Filth
December 3, 2014
It took a bit of convincing to get DeCarli, a 38-year veteran of the department, to speak with me.Ferguson’s Only Unsolved Murder
October 20, 2014
Young began traveling around the country, convincing wholesalers to stock the magazine.It Was All a Dream: Drama, Bullshit, and the Rebirth of The Source Magazine
October 14, 2014
Historical Examples of convincing
"There's not much variety," he answered, with a convincing droop of depression.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
Thackeray's own explanation was more characteristic than convincing.De Libris: Prose and Verse
And the answer of Aggie was given with a like convincing emphasis.Within the Law
There was discontent in her eyes, which were her most convincing attraction.Her Father's Daughter
There would be the difficulty of convincing her that she would be doing her aunt no wrong.Dust
Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
- credible or plausible
- mainly law persuading by evidence or argument
- (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