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Inherited from Old French [Term?], borrowed from Latin convincere, and adapted to the form of vaincre.


  • IPA(key): /kɔ̃.vɛ̃kʁ/
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  1. to convince
    Est-ce que vous êtes convaincu qu’il nous a dit que la vérité ?
    Are you convinced that he told us but truth?
    Il pourrait pas convaincre un enfant que le soleil se lève à l’est.
    He couldn't convince a child that the sun rises in the east.


This verb is conjugated like vaincre. That means it is conjugated like vendre, except that its usual stem convainqu- becomes convainc- when either there is no ending, or the ending starts with -u- or a written consonant. Additionally, when inverted the third person singular in the present adds the infix -t-: convainc-t-il? These are strictly spelling changes; pronunciation-wise, the verb is conjugated exactly like vendre.

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