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con·vince

convince

 
 
pronunciation:
kn vIns
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part of speech: verb
inflections: convinces, convincing, convinced
definition: to cause to believe or accept (often followed by "of").
She convinced the judge of her innocence.I can't convince him that he needs to eat vegetables.
synonyms:
persuade, satisfy
similar words:
assure, lead, reassure
derivation: convincingly (adv.)
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The word convince contains the following parts:
con- Latin prefix that means with, together
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The prefix con- is an assimilated form of com- used before roots beginning with c, d, f, g, j, n, s, t, and v. See com-. Note: con- is frequently an intensive prefix, as in "conceive ."
vinc, vict, vanq Latin root that means conquer