Convince and Tell


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Convince verb – To cause (someone) to agree with a belief or course of action by using arguments or earnest requests.
Tell and convince are semantically related in speak topic. In some cases you can use "Tell" instead a verb "Convince", when it comes to topics like reassure.
Nearby Words: convincing, convincingly
Synonyms for Convince


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Tell verb – To give information to.
Usage example: tell me, when did you begin playing the violin?

Convince and tell are semantically related in speak topic. Sometimes you can use "Convince" instead a verb "Tell", if it concerns topics such as reassure.
Nearby Words: telling, teller
Synonyms for Tell

Common collocations

friend convince friend tell friend
people convince people tell people
wife convince wife tell wife
children convince children tell children
Other nouns: family, someone, parents, audience, mother, father, police, anyone, player, everyone, kids, friends.

Both words in one sentence

  • Series / AD: The Bible Continues Everything she tries to tell or convince Pilate to do regarding the Jews, the Christians or Caligula is almost often ignored, with her fears coming true only after it's too late.
  • Subverted in that the gun was loaded with blanks, and it turns out she could tell, but since he didn't know she could tell, this is enough to convince him that the robot is not his daughter.
  • Scam finally uses his Voice to convince her father to tell her the truth when they believe they're all about to die.
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