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"convince" in British 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 ​uselesstrying to convince her (that) she doesn't need to ​lose any ​weight. [+ to infinitive] I ​hope this will convince you tochangeyourmind.

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

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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)
Translations of “convince”
in Korean 확신시키다…
in Arabic يُقْنِع…
in Malaysian yakin…
in French convaincre…
in Russian убеждать, уговаривать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 說服, 使相信, 使信服…
in Italian convincere…
in Turkish ikna etmek, inandırmak, razı etmek…
in Polish przekonywać, namawiać…
in Spanish convencer (de)…
in Vietnamese thuyết phục…
in Portuguese convencer…
in Thai โน้มน้าว…
in German überzeugen…
in Catalan convèncer…
in Japanese (人)に納得させる…
in Chinese (Simplified) 说服, 使相信, 使信服…
in Indonesian meyakinkan…
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