What does CONVINCE mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. convert, win over, convinceverb

    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. convinceverb

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

  2. convinceverb

    To overcome, conquer, vanquish.

  3. convinceverb

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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To CONVINCEverb

    Etymology: convinco, Latin.

    That which I have all this while been endeavouring to convince men of, and to persuade them to, is no other but what God himself doth particularly recommend to us, as proper for human consideration. John Tillotson.

    But having shifted ev’ry form to ’scape,
    Convinc’d of conquest, he resum’d his shape. John Dryden, Virg.

    History is all the light we have in many cases, and we receive from it a great part of the useful truths we have, with a convincing evidence. John Locke.

    To convince all that are ungodly among them, of all their ungodly deeds. Jude 15.

    The discovery of a truth, formerly unknown, doth rather convince man of ignorance, than nature of errour. Walter Raleigh.

    O seek not to convince me of a crime,
    Which I can ne’er repent, nor can you pardon. Dryden.

    Your Italy contains none so accomplished a courtier, to convince the honour of my mistress. William Shakespeare, Cymbeline.

    There are a crew of wretched souls
    That stay his cure; their malady convinces
    The great essay of art. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

    Knaves be such abroad,
    Who having, by their own importunate suit,
    Or voluntary dotage of some mistress,
    Convinc’d or suppled them, they cannot chuse
    But they must blab. William Shakespeare, Othello.

    When Duncan is asleep, his two chamberlains
    Will I, with wine and wassel, so convince,
    That memory, the warder of the brain,
    Shall be a fume. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.


  1. Convince

    Convince, also known as Bongo or Flenke, is a religion from eastern Jamaica. It has roots in Kumina and Jamaican Maroon religion.


  1. convince

    Convince is a verb that refers to the process of causing someone to believe firmly in the truth of something, persuading them to do something, or making them understand or realize the validity, truth, or importance of a particular concept, belief or idea.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Convinceverb

    to overpower; to overcome; to subdue or master

  2. Convinceverb

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

  3. Convinceverb

    to confute; to prove the fallacy of

  4. Convinceverb

    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.]

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  1. Convince

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British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

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  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

Examples of CONVINCE in a Sentence

  1. Even Sugar:

    We knew kids would get it, kids love good stories and funny cartoon characters ! It was hard to convince adults that LGBTQIA + stories and characters could be good and funny, but kids weren't worried about that. They were too busy watching the show !

  2. Scott Walker:

    We need to terminate the bad deal with Iran on Day One, put in place crippling economic sanctions and convince our allies to do the same.

  3. Orson Welles:

    I hate it when people pray on the screen. It's not because I hate praying, but whenever I see an actor fold his hands and look up in the spotlight, I'm lost. There's only one other thing in the movies I hate as much, and that's sex. You just can't get in bed or pray to God and convince me on the screen.

  4. The CEO:

    My inability to convince anyone that these arrangements were not put in place for reasons of tax evasion have caused reputational damage to the bank. But the fact is I've complied with the tax laws.

  5. Mark Turrentine:

    What’s really sad is we have 10 months of a vaccine that’s been highly effective, and we just can’t convince people to take advantage of this.

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    A ectomorphic
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