convencer


convencer
v.
to convince.
convencer a alguien de algo to convince somebody of something
lo convencí para que me dejara ir a la fiesta I convinced o persuaded him to let me go to the party
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convencer
Conjugation model [MECER], like {{link=mecer}}mecer
verbo transitivo
1 (de algo) to convince; (para hacer algo) to persuade
lo convencieron de su error they convinced him of his mistake
me han convencido para ir a un restaurante japonés they've persuaded me to go to a Japanese restaurant
2 familiar (en frases negativas) to like, be keen on
la película no me convenció I didn't like the film very much
ese color no me acaba de convencer I'm not sure about that colour
verbo intransitivo
1 to be convincing
el equipo local no convenció con su actuación the local team's performance was not very convincing
verbo pronominal convencerse
1 to become convinced, be convinced, convince oneself
se convenció de que era guapo he convinced himself that he was good-looking
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verb
to convince, persuade
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1. VT
1)

convencer a algn (de algo) — to convince sb (of sth), persuade sb (of sth)

me convencieron de su inocencia — they convinced o persuaded me he was innocent o of his innocence

al final la convencí de que era verdad — I eventually convinced o persuaded her it was true

no me convenceréis de lo contrario — you won't convince o persuade me otherwise

2)

convencer a algn (de o para hacer algo) — to persuade sb (to do sth)

me han convencido de o para que los vote — they persuaded me to vote for them

no iba a salir, pero al final me convencieron — I wasn't going to go out, but in the end they persuaded me (to)

3) (=satisfacer)

no nos convence del todo la propuesta — we are not entirely convinced about the proposal, the proposal is not entirely convincing

ninguno de los dos candidatos me convence — neither of the two candidates seems very convincing o good to me

su último disco no me convence nada — I'm not very impressed with her latest record, her latest record doesn't do much for me

el torero convenció a su afición — the bullfighter did not disappoint his fans

parece buena gente, pero no me acaba de convencer — he seems nice enough but I'm not too sure about him

su intervención no convenció a los votantes — his speech failed to win over the voters

2.
See:
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1.
verbo transitivo
1)
a) (de hecho, idea) to convince

no se dejó convencer — she wouldn't be convinced o persuaded

convencer a alguien de algo — to convince somebody of something

no logré convencerlo de lo contrario — I couldn't persuade him otherwise

el artículo me convenció de que era verdad — the article convinced me that it was true

b) (para hacer algo) to persuade

yo no quería ir pero mi hermana me convenció — I didn't want to go but my sister persuaded me to

convencer a alguien para or de que + subj — to persuade somebody to + inf

no pude convencerlo de que me prestara dinero — I couldn't persuade him to lend me any money

2) (en frases negativas) (satisfacer)

no me convence del todo la idea — I'm not absolutely sure about the idea

su explicación no convenció a nadie — his explanation wasn't at all convincing

ninguno de los diseños me convence demasiado — I'm not really sure about any of the designs

no me convence como actriz — I don't think she's a very good actress

2.
convencerse v pron

se lo han dicho pero no se convence — he's been told but he won't be convinced

convéncete, estás equivocado! — believe me, you're wrong!

convencerse de algo — to accept something

¿te convences de que tenía razón? — do you believe o accept I was right?

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= convince, persuade, sell + idea, sell + notion, win over, coax.
Ex. I am convinced, from my experience in an undergraduate library, that subject cataloging is as important as descriptive, and that all library users are serious library users.
Ex. Teachers of other subjects should also be drawn in to persuade their pupils that life-long use of libraries would also contribute to the country's scientific and technological advancement.
Ex. The author outlines some methods of selling to adolescent pupils the idea of reading fiction for fun.
Ex. We are having to undertake a programme of effectively selling the notion to various schools within the university, to ensure some acceptance of ejournals when they duly arrive.
Ex. It is the latest incentive being offered to attract the Web user and win over their loyalty of custom.
Ex. Quite clearly there could be no hope of coaxing such a variety of users into a uniform behaviour pattern.
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* convencer a Alguien = prevail on/upon + Alguien.
* convencer a Alguien de que haga Algo = talk + Nombre + into.
* estar convencido = there + be + strong feeling.
* estar convencido de la idea de que = be committed to the idea that.
* estar muy convencido de = have + strong feelings about.
* intentar convencer = work on + Persona.
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1.
verbo transitivo
1)
a) (de hecho, idea) to convince

no se dejó convencer — she wouldn't be convinced o persuaded

convencer a alguien de algo — to convince somebody of something

no logré convencerlo de lo contrario — I couldn't persuade him otherwise

el artículo me convenció de que era verdad — the article convinced me that it was true

b) (para hacer algo) to persuade

yo no quería ir pero mi hermana me convenció — I didn't want to go but my sister persuaded me to

convencer a alguien para or de que + subj — to persuade somebody to + inf

no pude convencerlo de que me prestara dinero — I couldn't persuade him to lend me any money

2) (en frases negativas) (satisfacer)

no me convence del todo la idea — I'm not absolutely sure about the idea

su explicación no convenció a nadie — his explanation wasn't at all convincing

ninguno de los diseños me convence demasiado — I'm not really sure about any of the designs

no me convence como actriz — I don't think she's a very good actress

2.
convencerse v pron

se lo han dicho pero no se convence — he's been told but he won't be convinced

convéncete, estás equivocado! — believe me, you're wrong!

convencerse de algo — to accept something

¿te convences de que tenía razón? — do you believe o accept I was right?

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= convince, persuade, sell + idea, sell + notion, win over, coax.

Ex: I am convinced, from my experience in an undergraduate library, that subject cataloging is as important as descriptive, and that all library users are serious library users.

Ex: Teachers of other subjects should also be drawn in to persuade their pupils that life-long use of libraries would also contribute to the country's scientific and technological advancement.
Ex: The author outlines some methods of selling to adolescent pupils the idea of reading fiction for fun.
Ex: We are having to undertake a programme of effectively selling the notion to various schools within the university, to ensure some acceptance of ejournals when they duly arrive.
Ex: It is the latest incentive being offered to attract the Web user and win over their loyalty of custom.
Ex: Quite clearly there could be no hope of coaxing such a variety of users into a uniform behaviour pattern.
* convencer a Alguien = prevail on/upon + Alguien.
* convencer a Alguien de que haga Algo = talk + Nombre + into.
* estar convencido = there + be + strong feeling.
* estar convencido de la idea de que = be committed to the idea that.
* estar muy convencido de = have + strong feelings about.
* intentar convencer = work on + Persona.

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convencer [E2 ]
vt
A
1 (de un hecho, una idea) to convince
no se dejó convencer she wouldn't be convinced o persuaded
convencer a algn DE algo to convince sb OF sth
la convenció de la necesidad de tomar medidas he convinced her of the need to take action
no logré convencerlo de lo contrario I couldn't persuade him otherwise
los convencí de que hablaba en serio I persuaded o convinced them that I was serious
el artículo me convenció de que era verdad lo que se rumoreaba the article convinced me that the rumors were true
me costó convencerla de que no tenía razón I had difficulty convincing her that she was wrong
2 (para hacer algo) to persuade
yo no quería ir pero mi hermana me convenció I didn't want to go but my sister persuaded me to o persuaded me o talked me into it
convencer a algn PARA or DE QUE + SUBJ to persuade sb to + INF
a ver si la convences para que nos dé las llaves do you think you can talk her into giving us o persuade her to give us the keys?
no logramos convencerlo de que apoyara nuestra moción we couldn't persuade him to support our motion, we couldn't convince him that he should support our motion
no pude convencerlo de que me prestara dinero I couldn't persuade him to lend me any money
B (en frases negativas)
(satisfacer): es simpático, pero no me acaba de convencer he's nice enough but there's something about him I don't like o something about him I'm not sure about
no me convence del todo la idea I'm not absolutely sure o completely convinced about the idea
la explicación que dio no convenció a nadie his explanation wasn't at all convincing
me cuesta decidirme porque ninguno me convence demasiado I can't decide because I'm not really sure about any of them o because none of them is really what I was after
será muy buena actriz, pero en ese papel no me convence she may be a very good actress, but I don't like her in that role
convencerse
v pron
se lo he dicho mil veces pero no se convence I've told him hundreds of times but he won't be convinced o he won't believe it
¡convéncete, estás equivocado! believe me, you're wrong!
convencerse DE algo:
¿ahora te convences de que tenía razón? now do you believe I was right?
te tienes que convencer de que tu madre tiene razón you have to accept that your mother is right
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convencer (conjugate convencer) verbo transitivo
a) (de hecho, idea) to convince;

no se dejó convencer she wouldn't be convinced;

la convencí de que estaba equivocada I convinced her that she was wrong
b) (para hacer algo) to persuade;

no pude convencerlo de que or para que me prestara dinero I couldn't persuade him to lend me any money
c) (en frases negativas) (satisfacer):

no me convence del todo la idea I'm not absolutely sure about the idea;

su explicación no convenció a nadie his explanation wasn't at all convincing
convencerse verbo pronominal
to be convinced;
¿te convenciste? are you convinced?;

convencerse de algo to accept sth;
¿te convences de que tenía razón? do you believe o accept I was right?
convencer verbo transitivo
1 (una idea) to convince
2 (persuadir) la convencimos para que fuera al médico, we persuaded her to go to the doctor's
3 (satisfacer) el peinado no me convence, I'm not sure about the hairstyle

'convencer' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
camelar
- enredar
- trabajarse
- nomás
English:
bring round
- coax
- come round
- convince
- get round
- impress
- persuade
- prevail
- put off
- reason
- satisfy
- sway
- talk
- win over
- assure
- budge
- cajole
- come
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convencer
vt
1. [persuadir] to convince;
si convenzo a mi hermano, iré con su moto I'll take my brother's motorbike, if I can persuade him to lend me it o if I can talk him into lending me it;
convencer a alguien de algo to convince sb of sth;
no la convencieron de que era la mejor idea they were unable to convince o persuade her that it was the best idea;
lo convencí para que me dejara ir a la fiesta I convinced o persuaded him to let me go to the party;
quisimos animarle a que viniera con nosotros, pero no se dejó convencer we tried to encourage him to come with us but were unable to convince him
2. [satisfacer]
me convence esta lavadora, la voy a comprar I like the sound of this washing machine, I'm going to buy it;
su última película no ha convencido a la crítica her latest movie o Br film didn't impress the critics, the critics didn't think much of her latest movie o Br film;
esta manera de hacer las cosas no me convence lo más mínimo I'm not at all sure that this is the right way to go about it;
es barato, pero no me acaba de convencer o [m5]no me convence del todo it's certainly cheap, but I'm not too sure about it;
tus amigos no me convencen I'm not too keen on your friends
vi
su explicación no convenció his explanation wasn't convincing;
allá donde va, convence wherever she goes, she creates a good impression;
a pesar de ganar, el equipo no convenció although they won, the team failed to impress
See also the pronominal verb convencerse
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convencer
v/t convince
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convencer {86} vt
: to convince, to persuade
See also the reflexive verb convencerse
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convencer vb
1. (de algo) to convince
me convenció de su inocencia he convinced me of his innocence
2. (persuadir) to persuade
la convencí para que se quedara I persuaded her to stay
3. (agradar) to like
la exposición no me acabó de convencer I didn't like the exhibition very much

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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