Pronunciation: (kun-vins'), [key]
—v.t., -vinced, -vinc•ing.
1. to move by argument or evidence to belief, agreement, consent, or a course of action: to convince a jury of his guilt; A test drive will convince you that this car handles well.
2. to persuade; cajole: We finally convinced them to have dinner with us.
3. Obs.to prove or find guilty.
4. Obs.to overcome; vanquish.
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