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1Completely certain about something.‘she was not entirely convinced of the soundness of his motives’[with clause] ‘I am convinced the war will be over in a matter of months’
certain, sure, convinced, confident, satisfied, free from doubt, assured, persuadedView synonyms
- ‘It is available to all those who hear the new truth and feel inwardly convinced of its desirability.’
- ‘Now they are firmly convinced of their truth, and most of them turn with hatred against any kind of personal property.’
- ‘If the government is not convinced of the necessity of a project, then no money is granted.’
- ‘I am firmly convinced that the future of British politics lies in the hands of smaller parties - and lots of them.’
- ‘Maybe a lot of the public is not convinced of that yet, and it's not a conventional war.’
- ‘We were also convinced of the rightness of our cause and drawn into close bonds with each other and our allies.’
- ‘Personally, I have never been fully convinced of his unmatchable badness.’
- ‘These are powerful men convinced of their own entitlement to bounty and governance.’
- ‘Surprisingly, several of the undecided came away from Clarke's meeting convinced of his arguments.’
- ‘He took with him messages of support from Andy's family and friends, who remain convinced of his innocence.’
- ‘Forces will not be committed to action if we are not convinced of their capability.’
- ‘Most of all, he remains touchingly convinced of his powers of persuasion.’
- ‘Having read many of Mr Brown's letters I am firmly convinced that he cares little for animal welfare.’
- ‘He is not convinced a truth commission could completely address this problem.’
- ‘I am not at all convinced of their reasons for thinking this, but I'll come to that later.’
- ‘We are proud of our high journalistic standards and we would not publish any story unless entirely convinced of its accuracy.’
- ‘Many doctors are not convinced of a link between iron levels and heart disease in men.’
- ‘Last I heard, his tragic wife, convinced of his innocence, was campaigning to clear his name.’
- ‘Having taken health supplements as a competitive swimmer, Wilkie became convinced of their efficacy.’
- ‘I know this sounds a very simplistic solution to a very complex issue, but I am convinced of its truth.’
- 1.1[attributive]Firm in one's belief with regard to a particular cause or issue.‘a convinced pacifist’
- ‘A convinced anticlerical, he regarded all saints and visionaries as hysterics.’
- ‘The they had supported the Prague Spring in a convinced, brotherly, and firm manner.’
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