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con-vinco , vīci, victum, 3,
I.v. a., to overcome, conquer; always beyond the circle of milit. lang.
I. With personal objects, to convict of crime or error, refute (very freq. and class.).
II. With things as objects, to prove something incontestably (esp. as criminal, false, punishable), to show clearly, demonstrate (freq. and class.).
(α). With acc.: “inauditum facinus ipsius qui commisit voce convinci,Cic. Quint. 25, 79; so, “peccata argumentis,id. Part. Or. 33, 116; cf.: “falsum veris convincere rebus,Lucr. 4, 764: “alios sensus,id. 4, 495: “haec poëtarum et pictorum portenta,Cic. Tusc. 1, 6, 11: “orationem (with redargui),id. Univ. 3 init.: “errores Epicuri,id. N. D. 2, 1, 3: “falsa,id. ib. 1, 32, 91: “avaritiam,Caes. B. G. 1, 40, 12: “furorem,Ov. M. 13, 58: “quod obicitur,Quint. 5, 10, 35: “quod (crimen) apud patres convictum,Tac. A. 14, 40 al.: “convicta (praedia),proved not to belong to you, Cic. Fl. 32, 79.—
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