Meaning of “convincing” in the English Dictionary

"convincing" in British English

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convincingadjective

uk /kənˈvɪn.sɪŋ/ us /kənˈvɪn.sɪŋ/

C1 able to make you believe that something is true or right:

a convincing argument/explanation
convincing evidence
The end of the book wasn't very convincing.
a convincing win/victory

a victory in which the person or team that wins is much better than the person or team they are competing against:

They won a convincing victory.
convincingly
adverb uk /kənˈvɪn.sɪŋ.li/ us /kənˈvɪn.sɪŋ.li/

She spoke convincingly of the need for a more humane prison system.

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

"convincing" in American English

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convincingadjective

us /kənˈvɪn·sɪŋ/

able to cause someone to believe something or to do something:

a convincing argument
Radtke is a pretty convincing actor.
convincingly
adverb us /kənˈvɪn·sɪŋ·li/

They argued convincingly that free markets are not always efficient.

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

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