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verb [transitive] convince pronunciation in British English /kənˈvɪns/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleconvincing
past tenseconvinced
past participleconvinced
  1. 1
    to make someone believe that something is true
    convince someone of something:

    He failed to convince the jury of his innocence.

    convince someone (that):

    Maria had convinced herself that he didn’t love her.

    You don’t have to convince me you’re the right person for the job.

  2. 2
    to persuade someone to do something
    convince someone to do something:

    They tried to convince him to buy a cheaper car.


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