convincing convincing  /kən ˈvɪn sɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) causing one to believe the truth of something

Usage(s):

  1. Although that figure is at best an estimate, it is supported by other convincing data.
  2. And by the way, if you can come up with some good evidence to the contrary, Levitt will listen, and if you're really convincing, he's the sort of person who will change his mind.
  3. But Boston University historian Andrew Bacevich has made a convincing case that it was part of a broader pattern of encouraging financial irresponsibility.

News

  1. Book Review: Clear and Convincing Evidence: My Career in Intellectual Property Law - by George Gerstman

    Book Review: Clear and Convincing Evidence: My Career in Intellectual Property Law - by George Gerstman Seattle Post-Intelligencer Copyright 2013 Seattle Post-Intelligencer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 10:00 pm, Tuesday, June 11, 2013 If being a Barrister is in your future, then this is a must read.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: seattlepi.com

  2. Russia: U.S. claims of Syrian chemical arms use unconvincing

    By Alexei Anishchuk MOSCOW (Reuters) - Information that the United States has given Russia about suspected use of chemical weapons by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces "does not look convincing", President Vladimir Putin's senior foreign policy adviser said on Friday. Yuri Ushakov said more U.S. military support for Assad's opponents would undermine joint efforts to bring together Syrian ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Russia Says Evidence of Syrian Chemical Weapons Is 'Not Convincing'

    Officials in Moscow say they've seen the evidence the U.S. says is proof that Syria has used chemical weapons, but its not going to be enough to get the Russians to turn their back on their man. Yury Ushakov, an aide to President Vladimir Putin, said on the Friday that American sources have shown them the intelligence "but frankly we thought that it was not convincing."
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "This announcement is as convincing an answer to the efforts undertaken by Iran over the last few days as any we could provide," Clinton said.
    on May 18, 2010 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. "I think that if John is the nominee," Bush said on Sunday on Fox News, "he's got some convincing to do to convince people he is a solid conservative. And I'll be glad to help him if he's the nominee, because he is a conservative."
    on Feb 11, 2008 By: President Bush Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  3. Low then predicted: "I am confident they will win the title. Spain are a wonderful team. They are the masters of the game. You can see it in every pass. They can hardly be beaten. They are extremely calm and convincing. Spain were just better than...
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Joachim Loew Source: Sportinglife.com

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