What does CONVINCE mean?

Definitions for CONVINCEkənˈvɪns

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"


  1. convince(Verb)

    To make someone believe, or feel sure about something, especially by using logic, argument or evidence.

  2. convince(Verb)

    To overcome, conquer, vanquish.

  3. convince(Verb)

    To confute (someone); to prove (someone) wrong; to overcome (someone) in argument.

  4. Origin: From convincere, from con- + vinco.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Convince(verb)

    to overpower; to overcome; to subdue or master

  2. Convince(verb)

    to overcome by argument; to force to yield assent to truth; to satisfy by proof

  3. Convince(verb)

    to confute; to prove the fallacy of

  4. Convince(verb)

    to prove guilty; to convict

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Convince

    kon-vins′, v.t. to subdue the mind by evidence: to satisfy as to truth or error: (B.) to convict: to refute.—n. Convince′ment.—adjs. Convinc′ible; Convinc′ing, producing conviction.—adv. Convinc′ingly. [L. convincĕre, con, sig. completeness, and vincĕre, victum, to conquer.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'CONVINCE' in Verbs Frequency: #672


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of CONVINCE in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of CONVINCE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Edgar Allan Poe:

    Convinced myself, I seek not to convince.

  2. Harry S Truman:

    If you cannot convince them, confuse them.

  3. Prosecutor David Pascoe:

    We just had three jurors we couldn't convince.

  4. Leonardo Picciani:

    The government will have to convince us they are really needed.

  5. Paul Schoenfeld:

    We will be going out actively to holders to try to convince them.

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