convince

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin convincō (I refute, prove), from con- + vincō (I conquer, vanquish). Doublet of convict. Displaced native Old English oferreċċan.

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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.
  2. To persuade.
  3. (obsolete, transitive) To overcome, conquer, vanquish.
  4. (obsolete, transitive) To confute; to prove wrong.
  5. (obsolete, transitive) To prove guilty; to convict.

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ItalianEdit

VerbEdit

convince

  1. third-person singular present indicative of convincere

LatinEdit

VerbEdit

convince

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of convincō

PiedmonteseEdit

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convince

  1. to convince

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