KJV Dictionary Definition: convince


CONVINCE, v.t. L., to vanquish.

1. To persuade or satisfy the mind by evidence; to subdue the opposition of the mind to truth, or to what is alledged, and compel it to yield its assent; as, to convince a man of his errors; or to convince him of the truth.

For he mightily convinced the Jews--showing by the scriptures that Jesus was the Christ. Acts 18.

2. To convict; to prove guilty; to constrain one to admit or acknowledge himself to be guilty.

If ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of by the law as transgressors. James 2.

To convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds. Jude 15.

3. To envince; to prove.

4. To overpower; to surmount; to vanquish.


CONVINCED, pp. Persuaded in mind; satisfied with evidence; convicted.


CONVINCEMENT, n. Conviction. Little used.


CONVINCER, n. He or that which convinces; that which makes manifest.



1. Capable of conviction.

2. Capable of being disproved or refuted. Little used.



1. Persuading the mind by evidence; convicting.

2. a. Persuading the mind by evidence; capable of subduing the opposition of the mind and compelling its assent. We have convincing proof of the truth of the scriptures, and of Gods moral government of the world.


CONVINCINGLY, adv. In a convincing manner; in a manner to leave no room to doubt, or to compel assent.