To cause to attempt a program of activity or embrace a point of view by means of debate, thinking, or entreaty: "to help make kiddies fit to reside in a society by persuading them to understand and take its rules” ( Alan W. Watts). See Usage Note at convince.
To influence or gain over by argument, advice, entreaty, expostulation, etc.; to draw or incline to a determination by providing sufficient motives.
to attempt to influence.
To convince by argument, or by reasons offered or suggested from expression, etc.; to cause to believe.
To inculcate by debate or expostulation; to advise; to recommend.