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con-, 强调。-vince, 胜利，词源同evince, victory. 即战胜，使信服。
- convince:  Latin convincere meant originally ‘overcome decisively’ (it was a compound verb formed from the intensive prefix com- and vincere ‘defeat’, source of English victory). It branched out semantically to ‘overcome in argument’, ‘prove to be false or guilty’; and when borrowed into English it brought these meanings with it. Before long they died out, leaving ‘cause to believe’, which developed in the 17th century, as the only current sense, but ‘find or prove guilty’ survives in convict , acquired from the Latin past participle convictus.
=> convict, victory
- convince (v.)
- 1520s, "to overcome in argument," from Latin convincere "to overcome decisively," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + vincere "to conquer" (see victor). Meaning "to firmly persuade" is from c. 1600. Related: Convinced; convincing; convincingly.
- 1. I'm not going to believe it myself, never mind convince anyone else.
- 2. It became clear that I hadn't been able to convince Mike.
- 3. You'll need to convince them of your enthusiasm for the job.
- 4. It's hopeless trying to convince her.
- 5. It requires a lot of talking to convince him.
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