convince 説得する

December 9, 2016     =========

☆    convince  説得する


When you convince someone of something, you make them believe that it is true or that it exists. For example, “He tried to convince his boss to give him a raise.” Or, “The police were not convinced that he was innocent.”

Another way that this word is used is to mean, “persuade” as in you convince (persuade) someone to do something. For example, “Her mother convinced her to marry him.” Interestingly, this word is mostly used by Americans in this way. If you are talking to a British (or Australian) they would use “persuade” instead.