(v. t.) To overpower; to overcome; to subdue or master.
(v. t.) To overcome by argument; to force to yield assent to truth; to satisfy by proof.
(v. t.) To confute; to prove the fallacy of.
(v. t.) To prove guilty; to convict.
v. a. Satisfy (by proof or evidence), persuade.
SYN:Persuade, enlighten, inoculate, indoctrinate
ANT:Misguide, mislead, misadvise, mystify, puzzle, perplex, mispersuade, unsettle
v.t. to subdue the mind by evidence: to satisfy as to truth or error: (B.) to convict: to refute.—n. Convince′ment.—adjs. Convinc′ible; Convinc′ing producing conviction.—adv. Convinc′ingly.
- You are endeavouring to disarm me by reason, and to convince me against my will. 简·奥斯汀. 理智与情感.
- I feel that we are born to be connected; and those tears convince me that you feel it too, dear Fanny. 简·奥斯汀. 曼斯菲尔德庄园.
- It was about as clever as if a man brought home a hungry tiger to convince his wife of her need of him. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- Nor did Dobbin try and convince him that Amelia's happiness was not centred in turtle-soup. 威廉·梅克比斯·萨克雷. 名利场.
- I tried to convince her so, but I didn't succeed. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 我们共同的朋友.
- If we convince HIM, we place our victory beyond the possibility of dispute. 威尔基·柯林斯. 月亮宝石.
- One, he said, of which I could not expect easily to convince others. 柏拉图. 理想国.
- Many were convinced that the end of the world was at hand, and strove to fix their thoughts solely on the world to come. 李贝. 西洋科学史.
- That I am convinced of--if only we use the will properly, intelligibly. 戴维·赫伯特·劳伦斯. 恋爱中的女人.
- Fanny was silent; but not from being convinced that there might not be a remedy found for some of these evils. 简·奥斯汀. 曼斯菲尔德庄园.
- I was firmly convinced that he ought not to marry you--therefore I tried to dissuade him by all the means in my power. 托马斯·哈代. 还乡.
- Convinced of his security from Persia, Pericles spent the war hoard of the allies upon the beautification of his city. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- If you're quite convinced, that any foolish passion on my part is entirely over, I will wish you good afternoon. 伊丽莎白·盖斯凯尔. 南方与北方.
- But Isaac soon convinced him of his error. 沃尔特·司各特. 艾凡赫.
- End of Penelope's evidence--and very pretty and convincing, too. 威尔基·柯林斯. 月亮宝石.
- And this may be received as a convincing argument for our preceding doctrine with regard to property and justice. 戴维·休谟. 人性论.
- Here again was given a most convincing demonstration of the truth that such an addition to the resources of mankind always carries with it unsuspected benefits even for its enemies. 弗兰克·刘易斯·戴尔. 爱迪生的生平和发明.
- Circumstantial evidence is occasionally very convincing, as when you find a trout in the milk, to quote Thoreau's example. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯历险记.
- But there were some upright and honorable men in the South Carolina Legislature, and they finally succeeded in convincing their associates that Whitney had been maligned. 鲁伯特·萨金特·荷兰. 历史性发明.
- By these experiments Franklin's theory was established in the most convincing manner. 本杰明·富兰克林. 富兰克林自传.
- His teacher then tried the experiment himself, with a still livelier and more convincing result, whereupon he declared that he would not repeat the trial for the whole Kingdom of France. 威廉·亨利·杜利特. 世纪发明.
- This offer to corrupt us, sir, is with me your credential, and convinces me that you are not a private volunteer in your application. 本杰明·富兰克林. 富兰克林自传.
- Of this our very feeling convinces us; and beyond our feeling, it is here in vain to reason or dispute. 戴维·休谟. 人性论.
- We cannot rely, that it is only in one part: For experience convinces us, that every part has the same relish. 戴维·休谟. 人性论.