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English definition of “convince”

convince

verb [T]     /kənˈvɪns/
B1 to persuade someone or make them certain: He managed to convince the jury of his innocence. [+ (that)] It's useless trying to convince her (that) she doesn't need to lose any weight. [+ to infinitive] I hope this will convince you to change your mind.ReassuringProving and disproving
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