from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Serving to convince; persuasive or believable: synonym: valid.
  • adjective Showing clearly the excellence or superiority of a competitor.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of a nature to convince or persuade; such as to convince or impress seriously or to win one's sympathy or assent; in art criticism, exhibiting completeness and propriety.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective causing one to believe the truth of something; having the power to influence or convince; cogent; -- of evidence or testimony. Opposite of unconvincing.
  • noun a successful persuasion.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Effective as proof or evidence.
  • verb Present participle of convince.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective causing one to believe the truth of something


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