convince

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Borrowed from Latin convincō (I refute, prove), from con- + vincō (I conquer, vanquish). Doublet of convict.

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convince (third-person singular simple present convinces, present participle convincing, simple past and past participle convinced)

  1. To make someone believe, or feel sure about something, especially by using logic, argument or evidence.
    I wouldn't have or do something, unless I'm convinced that it's good.
  2. To persuade.
  3. (obsolete, transitive) To overcome, conquer, vanquish.
  4. (obsolete, transitive) To confute; to prove wrong.
  5. (obsolete, transitive) To prove guilty; to convict.

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Italian[edit]

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convince

  1. third-person singular present of convincere

Latin[edit]

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convince

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of convincō

Piedmontese[edit]

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convince

  1. to convince

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