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. Robert Ayson:

    It's quite possible that the government felt that it could get wider public support if this was just a training mission, but it hasn't been able to convince the opposition.

  2. Rockefeller University:

    We had to convince the colonies to accept the mutants. If the conditions weren’t right, the worker ants would stop caring for larvae and destroy them, once the ants successfully made it to the adult phase, we noticed a shift in their behavior almost immediately.

  3. Doug Deason:

    We think it’s really important that Donald convince Charles he’s the right guy, and for Charles to influence Donald’s policies, he (Charles Koch) indicates he’s taking a wait and see approach. He’s not completely writing if off.

  4. Warren Galkin:

    If I had a general come up to me when I was 17 years old and try to convince me to go to West Point and he told me my expenses would be paid, I don’t think it would be so far-fetched to think he offered me a scholarship.

  5. Rob Jackson:

    In the long run at the SEC, there's a lot of work we need to do, too many people feel like they don't have a fair shot in the market. To the degree we can convince people to do the right thing and save some money (and invest), that's something I would be proud of.

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