verb (used with object), con·vinced, con·vinc·ing.
Origin of convince
Examples from the Web for half-convinced
No, it sounded as if he had at least half-convinced himself, while the others showed they were lying outright.The Fashionable Adventures of Joshua Craig|David Graham Phillips
And finding me in the house I'd described, where I'd said it was, had him half-convinced.Exile from Space|Judith Merril
Already he was more than half-convinced that he should write to Sloan and reject his kindly offer of support.The Plunderer|Roy Norton
Nancy was only half-convinced, but the easiest thing was to accept Sally May's explanation.Judy of York Hill|Ethel Hume Patterson Bennett
Charity remained silent, puzzled and half-convinced by the argument, and Dr. Merkle promptly followed up her advantage.Summer|Edith Wharton
British Dictionary definitions for half-convinced (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for half-convinced (2 of 2)
- to overcome
- to prove guilty
Word Origin for convince
Word Origin and History for half-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.