convince

01. My boyfriend is trying to [convince] me to get married, but I don't think that I'm ready.
02. My parents are trying to [convince] me to go to university in the fall, but I want to take a year off to travel.
03. She was thinking of buying a new car, but her friend [convinced] her to buy a used car instead.
04. She [convinced] her mother to let her go abroad to study English.
05. The students gave a [convincing] argument for doing their presentations in groups rather than individually.
06. The leading actor gave a very [convincing] performance as a man torn between the woman he loved, and the woman he married.
07. You will never [convince] me that it was an accident.
08. Harry Truman once said, "If you can't [convince] them, confuse them."
09. Abraham Lincoln once said, "If you want to win a man to your cause, first [convince] him that you are his sincere friend."
10. There is a Greek proverb which states that not speech, but facts, [convince].
11. In 1978, the Reverend Jimmy Jones [convinced] or forced 914 of his followers to commit mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana.
12. Blaise Pascal once noted that we are usually [convinced] more easily by reasons we have found ourselves than by those which have occurred to others.
13. I told the kids that they would enjoy themselves at the museum, but they seemed [unconvinced].
14. They won the game [convincingly] by a score of 5 - 1.
15. Your continued lateness [convinces] me that you are simply not the right person for this job.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

Synonyms:
(by proof or evidence),


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  • Convince — Con*vince , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Convinced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Convincing}.] [L. convincere, victum, to refute, prove; con + vincere to conquer. See {Victor}, and cf. {Convict}.] 1. To overpower; to overcome; to subdue or master. [Obs.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • convince — The use followed by a to infinitive, on the analogy of persuade, induce, encourage, and other words, is recorded from the 1950s and is still disapproved of by many, although it is now common, especially informally: • He wants to convince me to… …   Modern English usage

  • convince — I verb allure, argue into, assure, bring to reason, carry conviction, clinch an argument, compel, compel belief, convert, dispose, enlist, exert influence, extort belief, gain the confidence of, impel, impress, incline, indoctrinate, induce,… …   Law dictionary

  • convince — (v.) 1520s, to overcome in argument, from L. convincere to overcome decisively, from com , intensive prefix (see COM (Cf. com )), + vincere to conquer (see VICTOR (Cf. victor)). Meaning to firmly persuade is from c.1600. Related: Convinced;… …   Etymology dictionary

  • convince — [v] gain the confidence of argue into, assure, brainwash, bring around, bring home to*, bring to reason*, change, demonstrate, draw, effect, establish, get, hook*, induce, make a believer*, overcome, persuade, prevail upon, prompt, prove, put… …   New thesaurus

  • convince — ► VERB 1) cause to believe firmly in the truth of something. 2) persuade to do something. DERIVATIVES convincer noun convincible adjective. ORIGIN Latin convincere overcome, demonstrate , from vincere conquer …   English terms dictionary

  • convince — [kən vins′] vt. convinced, convincing [L convincere, to overcome, convict of error < com , intens. + vincere, to conquer: see VICTOR] 1. Obs. to overcome, confute, or convict 2. to overcome the doubts of; persuade by argument or evidence; make …   English World dictionary

  • convince */*/*/ — UK [kənˈvɪns] / US verb [transitive] Word forms convince : present tense I/you/we/they convince he/she/it convinces present participle convincing past tense convinced past participle convinced 1) to make someone believe that something is true… …   English dictionary

  • convince — con|vince W3S3 [kənˈvıns] v [T] [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: convincere to prove untrue, convict, prove , from com ( COM ) + vincere to defeat ] 1.) to make someone feel certain that something is true ▪ Her arguments didn t convince… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • convince — convincedly, adv. convincedness, n. convincer, n. convincible, adj. convincibility, n. /keuhn vins /, v.t., convinced, convincing. 1. to move by argument or evidence to belief, agreement, consent, or a course of action: to convince a jury of his… …   Universalium

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