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Convince, 1) to persuade, to satisfy: “that persuasion could but thus c. me, that . . .,” Troil. III, 2, 171.
2) to evince, to prove: “the holy suit which fain it would c.” LLL V, 2, 756.
3) to prove guilty: “else might the world c. of levity as well my undertakings as your counsels,” Troil. II, 2, 130.
4) to overcome, to defeat: “his two chamberlains will I with wine and wassail so c.” Mcb. I, 7, 64. “their malady --s the great assay of art,” IV, 3, 142. “having --ed or supplied them,” Oth. IV, 1, 28. “to c. the honour of my mistress,” Cymb. I, 4, 104. “time this truth shall ne'er c.” Per. I, 2, 123.
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