Origin of convincing
verb (used with object), con·vinced, con·vinc·ing.
Origin of convince
Examples from the Web for convincing
Great for convincing your co-workers to DVR Black-ish while at work.
Lee makes a convincing case that the loveliness of much Renaissance art is inversely related to the moral ugliness of its patrons.
It took a bit of convincing to get DeCarli, a 38-year veteran of the department, to speak with me.
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|Alex Suskind|October 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Rock the Vote spokeswoman Audrey Gelman told The Daily Beast that Lil Jon “took zero convincing” to do the video.
This they thought was convincing evidence that we are homeward bound.An Artilleryman's Diary|Jenkin Lloyd Jones
It was a picture she had seen only in her dreams, convincing in its greatness, dwarfing all else with its might.The Song of Songs|Hermann Sudermann
He realized with desperation that every word the other spoke was true, that he was helpless unless he could be convincing.The Key to Yesterday|Charles Neville Buck
If the picture he drew of its results lacked truth, it was at least original, and he had a manner which was convincing.'19,000'|Burford Delannoy
Mary Louise was pale with horror when Josie finished her earnest and convincing statement.Mary Louise and the Liberty Girls|Edith Van Dyne (AKA L. Frank Baum)
- 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.