Definition of carry conviction in US English:

carry conviction


  • Be convincing.

    • ‘Above all, he carries conviction because he is like one of us, always wracked by doubt and uncertainties.’
    • ‘This is of course one of those guesses which carries conviction if said in a loud enough voice: nobody really knows.’
    • ‘In my opinion, these claims no longer carry conviction.’
    • ‘If his picture was to carry conviction, it had to express genuine experience.’
    • ‘His explanations of bank procedures and of his own actions carry conviction.’