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"
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
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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
Rank popularity for the word 'convince' in Verbs Frequency: #672
The numerical value of convince in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of convince in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of convince in a Sentence
Convinced myself, I seek not to convince.
If you cannot convince them, confuse them.
We just had three jurors we couldn't convince.
The government will have to convince us they are really needed.
We will be going out actively to holders to try to convince them.
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- запэ́ўніць, запэ́ўнівацьBelarusian
- convèncerCatalan, Valencian
- متقاعد کردنPersian
- 納得, 説得, 自覚Japanese
- sibi persuasum habere, persuadereLatin
- przekonać, przekonywaćPolish
- parschuader, persvader, conventscher, cunventscherRomansh
- убедить, убеждатьRussian
- cumbínchere, cumbinci, cumbínghere, cunvínciri, cunvinciSardinian
- నమ్మించు, ఒప్పించుTelugu
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