convince definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To bring through debate or research to firm belief or a program of activity. See Synonyms at persuade.
    • Obsolete To prove to-be wrong or accountable.
    • Obsolete To conquer; overpower.
    • To overcome; to conquer; to subdue or learn.
    • To overcome by argument; to make to yield assent to truth; to satisfy by proof.
    • To confute; to show the fallacy of.
    • To prove guilty; to convict.
  • verb:
    • In order to make some one think, or feel sure about something, specifically with logic, debate or proof.
    • To overcome, overcome, vanquish.
    • To confute; to show incorrect.
    • To prove guilty; to convict.
    • make (somebody) agree, realize, or understand the facts or legitimacy of something
  • others:
    • To persuade or satisfy by debate or evidence; cause to trust in the truth of what exactly is alleged; get the credence of: as, to convince a person of his errors, or even persuade him associated with the truth.
    • To evince; show; show.
    • To refute; show is incorrect.
    • To overpower; conquer; vanquish.
    • To convict; prove or discover bad.
    • Synonyms Convince, Persuade. To convince a person is to meet their understanding regarding truth of a particular statement; to convince him is, by derivation, to affect his will by motives; however it is definitely used also for convince, like in Luke xx. 6, “they be persuaded that John had been a prophet.” There's a marked tendency today to limit persuade to its own unique definition.

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