Convince meaning

kən-vĭns'
The definition of convince is to persuade someone with evidence or argument.

An example of convince is an attorney presenting evidence to get jurors to believe his client is innocent.

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To overcome, confute, or convict.
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To persuade to do something.

We convinced him to see a doctor.

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Dryden.

Seek not to convince me of a crime / Which I can ne'er repent, nor you can pardon.

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To cause (someone) by the use of argument or evidence to believe something or to take a course of action.
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To persuade to believe, by argument or evidence; make feel sure.

Convinced of the validity of her argument.

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

  • Latin convincere to prove wrong com- intensive pref. com– vincere to conquer weik-3 in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin convincō (“to refute, prove”), from con- + vincō (“to conquer, to vanquish”).
    From Wiktionary