verb. ['kənˈvɪns'] make (someone) agree, understand, or realize the truth or validity of something.
- win over
- talk out of
- convincere (Latin)
Words that Rhyme with Convince
Example sentences of the word convince
1. Verb, base form
Your job is to find them and convince them of the worthiness of your cause.
Quotes containing the word convince
1. Remember when you tried to convince me to feed a poultry pie to the mallards in the park to see if you could breed a race of cannibal ducks?""They ate it too,"Will reminisced. "Bloodthirsty little beasts. Never trust a duck.
- Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel
2. The truth about filmmaking is you have all these ideas and you're trying to convince everybody that they should buy into this idea, but at two o'clock in the morning when you're all on your own you're going, 'Geez, I hope I know what I'm doing. I hope this idea is gonna work.'
- Gavid Hood
3. Is it possible, in the final analysis, for one human being to achieve perfect understanding of another?We can invest enormous time and energy in serious efforts to know another person, but in the end, how close can we come to that person's essence? We convince ourselves that we know the other person well, but do we really know anything important about anyone?
- Haruki Murakami, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle