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.