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Synonyms for convince

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. convert, win over, convince(verb)

    make (someone) agree, understand, or realize the truth or validity of something

    "He had finally convinced several customers of the advantages of his product"

    convert, change, change over, exchange, commute, win over


  1. convince(verb)

    win over, persuade, convert, assure, satisfy

  2. convince(verb)

    To make someone believe, or feel sure about something, especially by using logic, argument or evidence.

    convert, assure, satisfy, win over, persuade

  3. convince(verb)

    To overcome, conquer, vanquish.

    satisfy, win over, convert, persuade, assure

  4. convince(verb)

    To confute (someone); to prove (someone) wrong; to overcome (someone) in argument.

    convert, satisfy, assure, win over, persuade

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. convince

    Of these words convince alone has no direct reference to moving the will, denoting an effect upon the understanding only; one may be convinced of his duty without doing it, or he may be convinced of truth that has no manifest connection with duty or action, as of a mathematical proposition. To persuade is to bring the will of another to a desired decision by some influence exerted upon it short of compulsion; one may be convinced that the earth is round; he may be persuaded to travel round it; but persuasion is so largely dependent upon conviction that it is commonly held to be the orator's work first to convince in order that he may persuade. Coax is a slighter word than persuade, seeking the same end by shallower methods, largely by appeal to personal feeling, with or without success; as, a child coaxes a parent to buy him a toy. One may be brought over, induced, or prevailed upon by means not properly included in persuasion, as by bribery or intimidation; he is won over chiefly by personal influence. Compare INFLUENCE.

    allure, bring over, coax, dispose, entice, impel, incite, incline, induce, influence, lead, move, persuade, prevail on, prevail upon, urge, win over

    deter, discourage, dissuade, hinder, hold back, repel, restrain

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. convince

    persuade, enlighten, inoculate, indoctrinate

    misguide, mislead, misadvise, mystify, puzzle, perplex, mispersuade, unsettle

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. convince(v. a.)

    satisfy (by proof or evidence), persuade

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    persuade, satisfy, convincing, reassure, assure

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  1. Scott Walker:

    As president, on my very first day going forward, I would pull back -- I would terminate that bad deal with Iran completely on day one, i would then put in place crippling economic sanctions against Iran, and I'd convince our allies that this is not a country we should be doing business with.

  2. Greta Thunberg:

    My message for him is just listen to the science, but he obviously doesn't do that. No one has been able to convince him of climate change, the urgency, why should I be able to do that? so I'm just going to focus on spreading awareness.

  3. Molao Bomisso:

    When you try to convince an excisionist, she won't listen because it's her livelihood, but we keep insisting and insisting.

  4. Ross Ulbricht:

    I wish I could go back to convince myself to take a different path, but I can't do that.

  5. Ruy Teixeira:

    The chink in the armor [ for Republicans ], such as it is, there is a conflict between these [ blue-collar and rural ] voters' views of the rich and powerful in general and their views of entitlement programs and the way Republicans really do approach policy, if [ Democrats ] can convince more people that it's a really top priority to help you and your community, they would look the other way on some of their cultural conservative views. But until and unless you can make that case in a way that is convincing to a lot of these people, I don't think they are going to change.

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