What does convince mean?

Definitions for convince
kənˈvɪnscon·vince

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. convinceverb

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

    Etymology: From convincere, from con- + vinco.

  2. convinceverb

    To overcome, conquer, vanquish.

    Etymology: From convincere, from con- + vinco.

  3. convinceverb

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

    Etymology: From convincere, from con- + vinco.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Convinceverb

    to overpower; to overcome; to subdue or master

  2. Convinceverb

    to overcome by argument; to force to yield assent to truth; to satisfy by proof

  3. Convinceverb

    to confute; to prove the fallacy of

  4. Convinceverb

    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

How to pronounce convince?

  1. Alex
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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. Richard Brennan:

    In one and a half years, ISIS has become embedded within the civil structure of many portions of Anbar province and they have killed a lot of people that oppose them and the government wasn't able to do anything, the government has to convince those remaining that it's worth the risk to oppose ISIS.

  2. Jake Tapper:

    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.

  3. 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.

  4. Chilean President Sebastian Pinera:

    You have to convince 195 countries, and so if just one opposes, there is no agreement.

  5. Fouad Abu Ghalyoun:

    It was hard to convince those with amputated limps to come forward. Nowadays they are calling us to ask about exercise times, football is the beloved game of youth, so first it is entertaining and second ... (it) is a kind of psychological support.

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