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carry conviction

Definition of carry conviction in English:

Be convincing: he might have reassured the financial markets had he carried conviction as a man in complete charge of economic policy
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  • This is of course one of those guesses which carries conviction if said in a loud enough voice: nobody really knows.
  • In my opinion, these claims no longer carry conviction.
  • If his picture was to carry conviction, it had to express genuine experience.
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