convince

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

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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.
    • (Can we date this quote by Atterbury and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      Such convincing proofs and assurances of it as might enable them to convince others.
  2. To persuade.
  3. (obsolete, transitive) To overcome, conquer, vanquish.
  4. (obsolete, transitive) To confute; to prove wrong.
    • (Can we date this quote by Francis Bacon and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      God never wrought miracle to convince atheism, because his ordinary works convince it.
  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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