Meaning of “convince” in the English Dictionary


"convince" in English

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convinceverb [ T ]

uk /kənˈvɪns/ us /kənˈvɪns/

B1 to persuade someone or make someone 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.

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(Definition of “convince” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"convince" in American English

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convinceverb [ T ]

us /kənˈvɪns/

to cause someone to believe something or to do something:

We tried to convince my grandfather to live with us.
[ + (that) clause ] I’m convinced (that) she’s lying.

(Definition of “convince” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)