AskDefine | Define convince

Dictionary Definition

convince v : make (someone) agree, understand, or realize the truth or validity of something; "He had finally convinced several customers of the advantages of his product" [syn: convert, win over]

User Contributed Dictionary



convincere, -victum, to refute, prove; con- + vincere "to conquer."


/kənˈvɪns/, /k@n"vIns/


  1. To make someone believe, or feel sure about something, especially by using logic, argument or evidence




Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

argue into, assure, be convincing, bring around, bring home to, bring over, bring round, bring to reason, captivate, carry conviction, charm, con, convert, convict, draw, draw over, drive home to, evangelize, gain, gain over, get, hook, hook in, inspire belief, lead to believe, outtalk, persuade, prevail, prevail on, prevail upon, prevail with, prompt, proselyte, proselytize, satisfy, sell, sell one on, sway, talk into, talk over, wangle, wangle into, wean, wear down, win, win over
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