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convince

con·vince

convince

 
 
pronunciation:
kn vIns
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: convinced, convinces, convincing
definition: to cause to accept or believe; persuade (often fol. by "of").
The evidence convinced the jury of his innocence.His parents tried to convince him to go to college, but he said he wasn't ready.She finally convinced him that he had to give up smoking.
synonyms:
persuade, satisfy
similar words:
argue, assure, bring around, induce, jawbone, prevail on, reassure
derivations: convincing (adj.), convincingly (adv.)
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