|1.||(may take a clause as object) to make (someone) agree, understand, or realize the truth or validity of something; persuade|
|2.||chiefly (US) to persuade (someone) to do something|
|a. to overcome|
|b. to prove guilty|
|[C16: from Latin convincere to demonstrate incontrovertibly, from com- (intensive) + vincere to overcome, conquer]|
|usage The use of convince to talk about persuading someone to do something is considered by many British speakers to be wrong or unacceptable|
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