convince(verb)To make someone believe, or feel sure about something, especially by using logic, argument or evidence.
convince(verb)To overcome, conquer, vanquish.
convince(verb)To confute (someone); to prove (someone) wrong; to overcome (someone) in argument.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Of these words convince alone has no direct reference to moving the will, denoting an effect upon the understanding only; one may be convinced of his duty without doing it, or he may be convinced of truth that has no manifest connection with duty or action, as of a mathematical proposition. To persuade is to bring the will of another to a desired decision by some influence exerted upon it short of compulsion; one may be convinced that the earth is round; he may be persuaded to travel round it; but persuasion is so largely dependent upon conviction that it is commonly held to be the orator's work first to convince in order that he may persuade. Coax is a slighter word than persuade, seeking the same end by shallower methods, largely by appeal to personal feeling, with or without success; as, a child coaxes a parent to buy him a toy. One may be brought over, induced, or prevailed upon by means not properly included in persuasion, as by bribery or intimidation; he is won over chiefly by personal influence. Compare INFLUENCE.
Translations for convince
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- запэ́ўніць, запэ́ўнівацьBelarusian
- convèncerCatalan, Valencian
- متقاعد کردنPersian
- 納得, 説得, 自覚Japanese
- sibi persuasum habere, persuadereLatin
- przekonać, przekonywaćPolish
- parschuader, persvader, conventscher, cunventscherRomansh
- убедить, убеждатьRussian
- cumbínchere, cumbinci, cumbínghere, cunvínciri, cunvinciSardinian
- నమ్మించు, ఒప్పించుTelugu
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