convince vs persuade

convince persuade

Definitions

  • 1) obsolete, transitive To prove guilty; to convict.
  • 2) obsolete, transitive To overcome, conquer, vanquish.
  • 3) obsolete, transitive To confute; to prove wrong.
  • 4) To make someone believe, or feel sure about something, especially by using logic, argument or evidence.
  • 5) To refute; show to be wrong.
  • 6) To evince; demonstrate; prove.
  • 7) Synonyms Convince, Persuade. To convince a person is to satisfy his understanding as to the truth of a certain statement; to persuade him is, by derivation, to affect his will by motives; but it has long been used also for convince, as in Luke xx. 6, “they be persuaded that John was a prophet.” There is a marked tendency now to confine persuade to its own distinctive meaning.
  • 8) To convict; prove or find guilty.
  • 9) To overpower; conquer; vanquish.
  • 10) To persuade or satisfy by argument or evidence; cause to believe in the truth of what is alleged; gain the credence of: as, to convince a man of his errors, or to convince him of the truth.
  • 11) To prove to be wrong or guilty.
  • 12) To conquer; overpower.
  • 13) To cause (someone) by the use of argument or evidence to believe something or to take a course of action. synonym: persuade.
  • 14) obsolete To prove guilty; to convict.
  • 15) To overcome by argument; to force to yield assent to truth; to satisfy by proof.
  • 16) obsolete To confute; to prove the fallacy of.
  • 17) obsolete To overpower; to overcome; to subdue or master.

Definitions

  • 1) obsolete Persuasion.
  • 2) transitive To successfully convince (someone) to agree to, accept, or do something, usually through reasoning and al influence. Compare sway.
  • 3) transitive, dialectal To urge, plead; to try to convince (someone to do something).
  • 4) cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm
  • 5) win approval or support for
  • 6) Tousepersuasion.
  • 7) To use persuasion; to plead; to prevail by persuasion.
  • 8) To cause (someone) to accept a point of view or to undertake a course of action by means of argument, reasoning, or entreaty.
  • 9) To influence or gain over by argument, advice, entreaty, expostulation, etc.; to draw or incline to a determination by presenting sufficient motives.
  • 10) Obsolescent To try to influence.
  • 11) To inculcate by argument or expostulation; to advise; to recommend.
  • 12) To convince by argument, or by reasons offered or suggested from reflection, etc.; to cause to believe.

Examples

  • 1) The harder struggle was to convince anyone to go out with me.
  • 2) That tells you that no one was too convinced about him.
  • 3) The government needs results to convince people that the momentum behind the deal is unstoppable.
  • 4) Everyone was convinced we were going to get through and continue to the end.
  • 5) It was as if no one was convinced about anything.
  • 6) But convincing schools to go cashless took longer than planned.
  • 7) He pleaded with journalists to show him the things the team could do that would convince the public they were ethical.
  • 8) They would struggle to convince the public that strike action would be a good idea and that it is not all about money.
  • 9) She said that she had been convinced that people could see her ports, valves used in reconstructive surgery.
  • 10) Their job is to convince you to go there.
  • 11) But still the person has to convince others about the plan.
  • 12) The task for his rivals is to convince the public that they offer a credible alternative.
  • 13) When people try to convince her that she is not well she sees it as a threat.
  • 14) Or else how is it going to convince us we should?
  • 15) But is the public at large convinced?
  • 16) We know we have to convince people we can do well in the big games.
  • 17) He is utterly convinced they are going to be killed.
  • 18) He will also need to convince people he is the right man for the job.
  • 19) Find out what they have to obsess about and convince them to go to it.
  • 20) Some of his colleagues were less convinced and persuaded two of the three to try self control instead.
  • 21) There will be the chance to opt out but the ad campaign is there to convince people to stick the course.
  • 22) Not convinced by these public schoolboys!
  • 23) Their object in public discourse is not merely to inform, but to persuade and convince.
  • 24) You have the wisdom and ability to draw a line under the past and convince people to see how good change can be.
  • 25) Sales spluttered along for a few years, but it was clear that the public were not convinced.
  • 26) He launched into a little lecture on the theatre and was so convincing that he persuaded himself that he should be an actor instead.
  • 27) You will win because you have more than enough brute force; but you will not convince because to convince means to persuade.
  • 28) I wasn't convinced about power showers until we got one.
  • 29) I was far from convinced about this, but felt we had to try.
  • 30) I'm still not convinced about his stamina.
  • 31) But her evidence was clear enough and convincing enough to persuade the judge in the custody case and the jury in the coroner's court.
  • 32) ‘Until someone convinces me, I believe it would weaken the power of Leeds City Council.’
  • 33) ‘He is desperate to convince us that he believes in the rightness of his actions.’
  • 34) ‘The hardest trick to pull is convincing someone that the truth is a lie.’
  • 35) ‘In Job, Newsom convinces us, truth is multiple and glimpsed in the harsh interplay of genres and voices.’
  • 36) ‘Somehow, the oracle saying her name had been enough to convince her to believe what she was told.’
  • 37) ‘There is nothing I can say or do to convince a sceptic to believe in the existence of spirit.’
  • 38) ‘She tells him she lied, convinces him she's now telling the truth, and he launches a campaign to get to the bottom of the case.’
  • 39) ‘His thoughts on life after forty have convinced him to accept uncertainty and nobody believes he is more than forty years old.’
  • 40) ‘Grant convinced the man to tell the truth and both men reaped their reward.’
  • 41) ‘I believe a free society can be achieved only by convincing our fellow men of its superiority over possible alternatives.’
  • 42) ‘It sounded like a sales slogan, but the genuine truth in it and the well fitting helmet convinced me.’
  • 43) ‘It's a simple one, but it's one of those scams that convince people because they want to believe it.’
  • 44) ‘He had also tried to convince her of the importance of telling her husband the truth.’
  • 45) ‘State politics, county politics, city politics and neighbourhood politics are what still convinces most Americans that they have a say.’
  • 46) ‘It almost convinces me that political bias plays a role in mainstream media coverage.’
  • 47) ‘What is significant is the way Bingham convinces us that politics is a game worth playing.’
  • 48) ‘It was that most respected political commentator Miss Cilla Black who convinced me of this.’
  • 49) ‘You understand why free trade is a good thing, even though you have difficulty convincing your dads and uncles.’
  • 50) ‘But in the meantime, he will try to do a proper job of convincing us.’
  • 51) ‘The director had a hard time convincing him to take the part.’
  • 52) ‘His father's death convinces him not to change the world but to save it.’
  • 53) ‘She said the Mayor had convinced her to bring a group of people to Ballina for the annual Festival next July.’
  • 54) ‘The British reaction to earlier shows convinced him to bring Smile over here.’
  • 55) ‘And so persuasive was my sister that she managed to convince the straight boys to go too.’
  • 56) ‘Amanda convinces Tom to bring home someone from the warehouse to meet his sister.’
  • 57) ‘I was the one who had convinced him to bring the bomb, even if it wasn't intentional.’
  • 58) ‘He has succeeded in making his father an F1 fan too, convincing him to apply for a post as a volunteer.’
  • 59) ‘Jeffrey borrows a bug sprayer from his father's hardware store and convinces Dorothy to let him in to spray the kitchen.’
  • 60) ‘His mother finally convinces him to go try to get money from his father, but when they arrive at his home he refuses.’
  • 61) ‘Amazingly, I had convinced my parents to let me bring Conner with me to Waterton.’
  • 62) ‘It had taken all of Ryder's persuasion to convince Corrie to holiday away from her home town.’
  • 63) ‘McCoy convinces Cody to bring her along as backup, and the rescue begins.’
  • 64) ‘She once single-handedly convinced some French revolutionaries to leave her father on the throne.’
  • 65) ‘I couldn't believe I was actually planning on still trying to convince her to do it.’
  • 66) ‘The Solicitor General's advice that the war was legitimate finally convinced Short to stay.’

Examples

  • 1) What would it take to persuade him to go?
  • 2) But he has been persuaded to take questions on his feet and be subjected to a countdown timer.
  • 3) Speedy might still take some persuading.
  • 4) You will like what you see but those close to you may need persuading, so take things slowly.
  • 5) He was jailed yesterday at Southwark crown court along with two colleagues whom he had persuaded to take part in the fraud.
  • 6) I persuaded Dad to buy me a racing helmet for my birthday.
  • 7) We excused it as deafness and persuaded him to buy an expensive hearing aid (which he then refused to wear).
  • 8) That was what finally persuaded him to return.
  • 9) The warriors have been persuaded to take wives who have not undergone the brutal cutting.
  • 10) Our captain finally persuaded our spinner to bring up some fielders.
  • 11) Only one thing will persuade her to take the role.
  • 12) It is one that could be expanded if other nations could be persuaded to take part.
  • 13) Some of his colleagues were less convinced and persuaded two of the three to try self control instead.
  • 14) They could be persuaded to buy clothes and cosmetics and music and cigarettes and confectionery and junk food.
  • 15) Their object in public discourse is not merely to inform, but to persuade and convince.
  • 16) You want potential backers to catch your enthusiasm, persuading them to buy you and your project.
  • 17) Now qualified, has it been difficult to persuade others to take her seriously?
  • 18) YOU might finally persuade your other half to sit down and watch that weepy romcom.
  • 19) I persuaded him to buy a guitar while he was down there.
  • 20) He was also persuaded to buy hundreds of pounds of herbal supplements, some of which could have been dangerous.
  • 21) There has been a conscious move away from organisations that design products and services first and then see if consumers can be persuaded to buy them.
  • 22) You will win because you have more than enough brute force; but you will not convince because to convince means to persuade.
  • 23) I've been crazy about this woman and finally persuaded her to be my girlfriend.
  • 24) He speaks avidly of pain threshold, proud of his ability to dismiss and deny injuries that might persuade others to take a week off.
  • 25) Perhaps that is why no amount of evidence will persuade us that the job of England manager is not all it is cracked up to be.
  • 26) Equally, it's quite a struggle to persuade audiences to take the gamble.
  • 27) This match may finally persuade him to unveil his first-choice side, provided he has settled on one.
  • 28) They bullied and finally persuaded him against the possibility of retreat, but for indecisive days the Allies faced their first major defeat.
  • 29) Beachy Head might not always persuade or convince as drama, but its poetic rather than maudlin mood and questioning tone could stick with you.
  • 30) The only people this movie might * possibly* persuade is people who were already on the fence and don't really care about any glaring ommissions from the film.
  • 31) He liked seemed taken aback at that; but he would fain persuade me 'at the rector was only in jest; and when that wouldn't do, he says,
  • 32) The new Book is going on at a regular rate; and I would fain persuade myself that/his/health and spirits are at the same regular rate improving: more contented he certainly is, since he applied himself to this task; for he was not born to be anything but miserable in idleness.
  • 33) The central insight from which Campbell is working is that the orator seeks to persuade people, and in general the best way to persuade is to produce perspicuous arguments.
  • 34) But the only power Bandow has is the power to persuade, which is in no way enhanced by such antics.
  • 35) He now had a way to achieve that objective, namely, persuade Syria to withdraw its forces from Lebanon.
  • 36) -- a kindly means of saving faces for those whom he and I were going to "persuade" -- of making the "climb-down" easier for them!
  • 37) The legislators -- who represent parts of the 12th District -- and Mitchell were among those who tried during a Saturday conference call persuade Barrow to reconsider his vote.
  • 38) Slide 3: Definition & Importance of Presentation "A structured, prepared and speech-based means of communicating information, ideas, or arguments to a group of interested people in order to inform or persuade them" To inform, inspire, entertain, demonstrate, prove and to persuade, that is an objective of a good presentation 3
  • 39) ‘The arguments and results may persuade you to change the way you coach this critical skill.’
  • 40) ‘After several minutes reasoning, Rachel was persuaded to give the mouse freedom in the front garden.’
  • 41) ‘They only lived in Las Vegas for six months, until Jena persuaded her mom to move to Los Angeles.’
  • 42) ‘Two years later he persuaded her to move from Queensland to his home town of Melbourne, where he would look after her and her career.’
  • 43) ‘He said the drivers were persuaded to move their cars before the towing company arrived.’
  • 44) ‘His agent has been trying to persuade him to move down to London, so that he will be closer to the jobs.’
  • 45) ‘She states that Rob was holding her hand leading and persuading her to walk along the road towards his house.’
  • 46) ‘The music persuades you to move whether you want to or not.’
  • 47) ‘Surprised, the flight attendant and the co-pilot asked what he said to her that finally persuaded her to move from her seat.’
  • 48) ‘You have no idea how difficult it was to persuade him to move it back into the kitchen.’
  • 49) ‘It tends to persuade people who may be otherwise inclined to carry out a preventative maintenance service once a year.’
  • 50) ‘But we have to move on from recycling to persuading people not to take home stuff that they will throw away in short order.’
  • 51) ‘Alas, the lead singer's attempts to persuade him to remove his shirt for the ladies went down the toilet.’
  • 52) ‘She was hanging on to my arm, but one of the teachers got her to come away by persuading her to go and read a book.’
  • 53) ‘‘I did some research and took a long time persuading Mary to take the gamble, but in January this year a dentist started removing her fillings,’ he said.’
  • 54) ‘Her dad's efforts to persuade her to buy a computer have fallen on deaf ears.’
  • 55) ‘Efforts to persuade teenagers to stay at school had also been increased.’
  • 56) ‘He believes this would persuade many motorists to switch to a second-hand purchase.’
  • 57) ‘A police negotiator persuaded the man to release the woman and child about 30 minutes after the siege began.’
  • 58) ‘He stayed in the court room for around 20 minutes until a police officer arrived and persuaded him to leave.’
  • 59) ‘Applying that standard we were not persuaded of the guilt of the employee and we could not move honestly to dismissal.’
  • 60) ‘Why would individuals expend effort to persuade an audience about something that it already believes?’
  • 61) ‘He persuaded Americans to believe not only in their power but also in the righteousness of that power.’
  • 62) ‘No human voice can persuade the man who believes that God is speaking in his other ear.’
  • 63) ‘So it was quite incredible to see people willingly parade across this fiery pathway, but Cliff had done a great job in persuading us to believe that we could.’
  • 64) ‘How could I persuade her to believe me and not think I was being mental or playing a joke?’
  • 65) ‘But when I ask his closest advisers whether the Prime Minister has been persuaded of this, they hum and haw.’
  • 66) ‘There was a high proportion of this electorate who are not persuaded of his leadership abilities.’
  • 67) ‘Hamilton seemed to be finally persuaded of the merits of taking the game by the scruff of the neck.’
  • 68) ‘Under the Criminal Code, police can install a tracking device only after persuading a judge there are reasonable grounds to believe a crime has been or will be committed.’
  • 69) ‘And then there's the myth of objectivity, which persuades us that there's nothing out there to believe in any more.’
  • 70) ‘Certainly, not all of Asia is yet persuaded of the value of these products.’
  • 71) ‘If you really were persuaded of determinism, the hope would collapse.’
  • 72) ‘Investors have yet to be persuaded of the merits of this new tack, but they have little choice in the matter.’
  • 73) ‘He seems truly to have been persuaded of the justice of his claims.’
  • 74) ‘It is easier to be persuaded of all this than to prove it in detail.’
  • 75) ‘Your Lordship could only give permission to appeal if your Lordship were persuaded of either of two things.’
  • 76) ‘The former is even more likely to be persuaded of the soundness of his brief.’
  • 77) ‘I believe that, since he was persuaded that his initial view was wrong, he was positively obliged to alter it.’
  • 78) ‘The police officers gave the couple their towels and, after persuading the uncooperative woman that her children were safe, led them outside.’
  • 79) ‘She explained that the event had finally persuaded her husband to wear his thick glasses in public.’
  • 80) ‘His top-rated programme now persuades people to go out and buy satellite receivers.’
  • 81) ‘Laurel and Hardy's best performances persuade you that humiliation is not all it's cracked up to be.’
  • 82) ‘Nor do I think a slippery slope case would persuade anyone who can see nothing wrong with banning such views.’
  • 83) ‘Such successes persuaded them to form a partnership, and they were the stars of this BBC show.’
  • 84) ‘The commercial success of the song persuaded him to leave the band and embark on a solo career.’
  • 85) ‘There are two events that have persuaded him that the situation is critical.’
  • 86) ‘There is nothing that we have read or heard which persuades us that the situation has changed since then.’
  • 87) ‘Once again, I have concluded that the evidence does not persuade me that this event occurred.’
  • 88) ‘If the moral case won't persuade everyone, perhaps the practical case will.’
  • 89) ‘Further protests have persuaded them to put the whole thing on hold.’
  • 90) ‘The party persuaded itself that it has a destination and must travel to get there.’
  • 91) ‘A more modern party may finally persuade them out of their armchairs and into the polling booth.’
  • 92) ‘No doubt volatile stock markets have persuaded many more of us to invest as much as possible in Premium Bonds.’
  • 93) ‘But the supposed need for an early revolution did persuade many to accept violence as a temporary necessity.’
  • 94) ‘But then a couple of things happened that persuaded me to change my mind.’
  • 95) ‘A quick look at the book's references persuades me that the book provides no support for the fallback position.’
  • 96) ‘The projects have all been evaluated against our success checklist and have all persuaded people to change their behaviour.’
  • 97) ‘I ought to have gone on to change the bed sheets and pillow cases but energy levels persuaded me otherwise.’
  • 98) ‘The alarm woke me at 6.30 the next morning, but the sound of heavy rain on the van roof persuaded me to switch it off and go back to sleep.’
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