[kuh n-vins] /kənˈvɪns/

verb (used with object), convinced, convincing.
to move by argument or evidence to belief, agreement, consent, or a course of action:
to convince a jury of his guilt; A test drive will convince you that this car handles well.
to persuade; cajole:
We finally convinced them to have dinner with us.
Obsolete. to prove or find guilty.
Obsolete. to overcome; vanquish.
not entirely convinced
verb (transitive)
(may take a clause as object) to make (someone) agree, understand, or realize the truth or validity of something; persuade
(mainly US) to persuade (someone) to do something


1520s, “to overcome in argument,” from Latin convincere “to overcome decisively,” from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + vincere “to conquer” (see victor). Meaning “to firmly persuade” is from c.1600. Related: Convinced; convincing; convincingly.
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