American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To bring by the use of argument or evidence to firm belief or a course of action. See Synonyms at persuade.
- v. Obsolete To prove to be wrong or guilty.
- v. Obsolete To conquer; overpower.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To persuade or satisfy by argument or evidence; cause to believe in the truth of what is alleged; gain the credence of: as, to convince a man of his errors, or to convince him of the truth.
- To evince; demonstrate; prove.
- To refute; show to be wrong.
- To overpower; conquer; vanquish.
- To convict; prove or find guilty.
- Synonyms Convince, Persuade. To convince a person is to satisfy his understanding as to the truth of a certain statement; to persuade him is, by derivation, to affect his will by motives; but it has long been used also for convince, as in Luke xx. 6, “they be persuaded that John was a prophet.” There is a marked tendency now to confine persuade to its own distinctive meaning.
- v. To make someone believe, or feel sure about something, especially by using logic, argument or evidence.
- v. obsolete, transitive To overcome, conquer, vanquish.
- v. obsolete, transitive To confute; to prove wrong.
- v. obsolete, transitive To prove guilty; to convict.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. obsolete To overpower; to overcome; to subdue or master.
- v. To overcome by argument; to force to yield assent to truth; to satisfy by proof.
- v. obsolete To confute; to prove the fallacy of.
- v. obsolete To prove guilty; to convict.
- v. make (someone) agree, understand, or realize the truth or validity of something
- From Latin convincere ("to refute, prove"), from con- + vincō ("to conquer, to vanquish"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin convincere, to prove wrong : com-, intensive pref.; see com- + vincere, to conquer. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I. vii.64 (432,5) Will I with wine and wassel so convince] To _convince_ is in Shakespeare to _overpower_ or _subdue_, as in this play,”
“Sometimes the hardest person to convince is myself.”
“I was sure I could never again convince anyone that my IQ was actually higher than the room temperature.”
“An illusion that won't convince is a palpable lie, and that's what grand opera is to me when little Barillo throws a fit, clutches mighty Tetralani in his arms (also in a fit), and tells her how passionately he adores her.”
“But convict or convince is the thing intended; and as the one expresses the work of the Spirit on the unbelieving portion of mankind, and the other on the believing, it is better not to restrict it to either.”
“As if he had said, "O ye Corinthians, to whom I am now writing, I would fain convince you how well I love you: we are desirous to promote the spiritual and eternal welfare of all to whom we preach, yet our mouth is open unto you, and our heart is enlarged unto you, in a special manner.”
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“We cannot let Dr. Griffin convince us that even if we don’t like her style she’s the only one who can change things, because clearly things are getting worse, not better.”
“Proving himself a regular in a side that hopes to challenge for Champions League qualification and, ultimately, the title should convince the winger that he can also flourish at international level.”
“Could it actually play out that, after squandering his idol last week, Russell will let a single word convince him he's safe this week, hold onto his idol, and blow his reverse-blindside strategy?”
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