- 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 convince
Examples from the Web for half-convinced
Historical Examples of half-convinced
Acting on this hypothesis, of which he was now half-convinced, Stern nodded.Darkness and Dawn
George Allan England
And finding me in the house I'd described, where I'd said it was, had him half-convinced.Exile from Space
Bergson seems always to have been more than half-convinced of the truth of spiritualism.The Last Harvest
The warrior gazed about him grimly, and like one but half-convinced.The Wept of Wish-Ton-Wish
James Fenimore Cooper
"This is a very strange proceeding," began he, half-convinced of her sincerity.Castle Craneycrow
George Barr McCutcheon
- not entirely convinced
- (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