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convince to conquer, to overcome: “The holy suit which fain it would convince” LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST, v. 2. 734 (prevail in) ; “Will I with wine and wassail so convince,” MACBETH, i. 7. 64 ; “to convince the honour of my mistress,” CYMBELINE, i. 4. 91 ; “this truth shall ne'er convince,” PERICLES, i. 2. 123 ; “Convinced or supplied them,” OTHELLO, iv. 1. 28 ; “their malady convinces The great assay of art,” MACBETH, iv. 3. 142.

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