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convince

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishconvincecon‧vince /kənˈvɪns/ ●●○ S3 W3 AWL verb [transitive]  1 SUREto make someone feel certain that something is true Her arguments didn’t convince everyone, but changes were made.convince somebody (that) Baker had to convince jurors that his client had been nowhere near the scene of the murder.convince somebody of something The officials were eager to convince us of the safety of the nuclear reactors.2 PERSUADEto persuade someone to do something syn persuadeconvince somebody to do something I’ve been trying to convince Jean to come with me.see thesaurus at persuade→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
convinceBut the result has convinced financial markets that the day of the euro is postponed.Another passenger convinced her to leave the plane, which was quickly filling with a choking smoke.I did not have to convince her.I can't remember what he said to convince me, but I obeyed his request.The discovery of a body finally convinced Mrs Hayes that her son was dead.I had tried to convince my company's president that these ideas were viable.I knew it would be hard to convince my father, because he wanted me to go to university.How many more deaths will it take to convince the authorities of the need to test drugs more thoroughly?In the end she convinced the jury of her innocence.The government is trying to convince the public that it's getting tough on corruption.Our new policy on tax reform will certainly help the economy. The only problem will be convincing the voters.convince somebody of somethingHe'll try to convince you of Mitchell's innocence.convince somebody to do somethingKevin convinced Lee Ann to go to the country club dance with him.
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Verb table
convince
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyconvince
he, she, itconvinces
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyconvinced
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave convinced
he, she, ithas convinced
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad convinced
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill convince
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have convinced
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam convincing
he, she, itis convincing
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you, we, theyare convincing
Past
I, he, she, itwas convincing
you, we, theywere convincing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been convincing
he, she, ithas been convincing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been convincing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be convincing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been convincing
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