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con·vince

convince

 
 
pronunciation:
kn vIns
grammatical pattern:
verb smby + inf, verb smby + that clause
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: convinces, convincing, convinced
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.[verb smby + inf ] She finally convinced him that he had to give up smoking.[verb smby + that clause ]
synonyms:
persuade, satisfy
similar words:
argue, assure, bring around, induce, jawbone, lead, prevail on, reassure
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derivations: convincing (adj.), convincingly (adv.)
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