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. Jean Kilbourne:

    When I was starting out, it took a while for me to convince even feminists that this was a serious issue, because feminists would say, 'Look, we're dealing with important issues like violence and equal pay, and we don't have time to worry about the image of women in advertising.' But my point was the image of women in advertising has an impact on all these things. The objectification of women leads to violence, and the stereotyping of women makes it less likely that women will get equal pay and decent jobs.

  2. Travis View:

    It's participatory, and the followers, they'll read a' Q' drop that looks like a lot of nonsense, a string of characters, and they'll convince themselves that it has to have some kind of secret meeting, it's causing people to take actions that are very dangerous actions.

  3. Robert Muir-Wood:

    It can be hard to convince the insurance sector that they need to do some modeling of something which they haven't yet seen the impact of, modeling is expensive, it's going to take up time.

  4. Dennis Ross:

    The strikes may convince( Russian President Vladimir) Putin to stop further use( of chemical weapons) by Assad as it remains clear we are pulling out of Syria. The strikes don't alter that reality.

  5. Yong Jung Cho:

    Clinton will continue to struggle to convince climate advocates that she is serious about addressing the crisis until she comes out for a full ban on fracking.

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