Convince

Definition of Convince

Con`vince´
v. t.1.To overpower; to overcome; to subdue or master.
[imp. & p. p. Convinced ; p. pr. & vb. n. Convincing.]
His two chamberlains
Will I with wine and wassail so convince
That memory, the warder of the brain,
Shall be a fume.
- Shak.
2.To overcome by argument; to force to yield assent to truth; to satisfy by proof.
Such convincing proofs and assurances of it as might enable them to convince others.
- Atterbury.
3.To confute; to prove the fallacy of.
God never wrought miracle to convince atheism, because his ordinary works convince it.
- Bacon.
4.To prove guilty; to convict.
Which of you convinceth me of sin?
- John viii. 46.
Seek not to convince me of a crime
Which I can ne'er repent, nor you can pardon.
- Dryden.

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