Definitions for CONVINCEkənˈvɪns
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to move by argument or evidence to belief, agreement, consent, or a course of action:
to convince you of his guilt.
Category: Common Vocabulary
Obs. to prove or find guilty.
Obs. to overcome; vanquish.
* Usage: convince , an often stated rule says, may be followed only by that or of, never by to: We convinced him that he should enter (not convinced him to enter) the contest. He was convinced of the wisdom of entering. In support of the rule, convince is often contrasted with persuade , which may take to, of, or that:We persuaded him to seek counseling (or of his need for counseling or that he should seek counseling). The history of usage does not support the rule. convince (someone) to has been in use since the 16th century and, despite some objections, occurs today in all varieties of speech and writing and is fully standard.
Origin of convince:
1520–30; < L convincere to prove (guilt), demonstrate =con-con - +vincere to overcome
convert, win over, convince(verb)
make (someone) agree, understand, or realize the truth or validity of something
"He had finally convinced several customers of the advantages of his product"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to persuade sb that sth is true
He tried to convince her that he serious.
to persuade sb to do sth
politicians convincing people to vote for them
To make someone believe, or feel sure about something, especially by using logic, argument or evidence.
To overcome, conquer, vanquish.
To confute (someone); to prove (someone) wrong; to overcome (someone) in argument.
Origin: From convincere, from con- + vinco.
to overpower; to overcome; to subdue or master
to overcome by argument; to force to yield assent to truth; to satisfy by proof
to confute; to prove the fallacy of
to prove guilty; to convict
Translations for CONVINCE
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to persuade (a person) that something is true
Her smile convinced me that she was happy; She is convinced of his innocence.
- convencerPortuguese (BR)
- convencer (de)Spanish
- متقاعد کردنFarsi
- समझा देनाHindi
- uvjeriti, osvjedočitiCroatian
- متقاعد کردنPersian
- قانع كول، رضا كول: محكوم كولPashto
- a convingeRomanian
- ikna etmek, inandırmakTurkish
- 使信服Chinese (Trad.)
- يقين دلانا، باور كراناUrdu
- thuyết phụcVietnamese
- 使信服Chinese (Simp.)
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