Definitions for convince
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word convince.
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"
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.
Etymology: From convincere, from con- + vinco.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
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
The cardinal rule of deterrence is to convince your opponent that the cost of his hostile action will by far outweigh the benefits, and President Joe Biden has done the exact opposite.
Republican leaders need to acknowledge the reality of the situation. They need to intervene, they need to convince President Trump to defer to the experts and focus on the needs of not President Trump ego but the sick and the dying and the people trying to care for them.
There are a lot of talented people that can't, just can't, go out and buy an inn like this, now all they need to do is write and convince me.
My goal today is to convince Justice Sonia Sotomayor that Supreme Court is not comprised of a bunch of partisan hacks, the media, along with hot takes on Twitter, report the results of decisions.
Some people want to convince the population that the TTIP only consists of chorine chicken and GMOs, this is false and misleading.
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Translations for convince
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- запэ́ўніць, запэ́ўнівацьBelarusian
- convèncerCatalan, Valencian
- متقاعد کردنPersian
- 自覚, 説得, 納得Japanese
- sibi persuasum habere, persuadereLatin
- przekonać, przekonywaćPolish
- cunventscher, conventscher, parschuader, persvaderRomansh
- убеждать, убедитьRussian
- cumbínghere, cunvínciri, cumbinci, cunvinci, cumbínchereSardinian
- ఒప్పించు, నమ్మించుTelugu
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