What does convince mean?

Definitions for convince
kənˈvɪnscon·vince

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. convince(Verb)

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

    Etymology: From convincere, from con- + vinco.

  2. convince(Verb)

    To overcome, conquer, vanquish.

    Etymology: From convincere, from con- + vinco.

  3. convince(Verb)

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

    Etymology: 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

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Numerology

  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. Jim McGovern:

    We have the resources to end hunger in America, we have the know-how. What we lack is the political will. And hopefully by focusing on food policy, we can convince some members of congress that ending hunger in America isn't some crazy idea.

  2. Dick Cheney:

    I did everything I could [ to convince Bush to pardon him ]. Without question, Scooter Libby was the most tense element of the relationship between Dick Cheney and Vice President Mike Pence.The President, i still want to see a pardon, that's the only thing that I think is justified by the circumstances... It's a travesty. ...

  3. Calvin Trillin:

    Math was always my bad subject. I couldn't convince my teachers that many of my answers were meant ironically.

  4. Lindsey Graham:

    For a federal mandate to come about for measles or any other particular illness or disease you'd have to convince me it was necessary, but the question is, is there scientific evidence to justify a politician suggesting that vaccinations programs we have today are unsound? My answer is no.

  5. Christian Leffler:

    We know it's long-term work, we're not trying to convince other countries, other governments, that there is one perfect European model to apply.

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