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Translation of convencer in English:

transitive verb

  • 2 (en frases negativas) (satisfacer) es simpático, pero no me acaba de convencer
    he's nice enough but there's something about him I don't like or something about him I'm not sure about
    no me convence del todo la idea
    I'm not absolutely sure or completely convinced about the idea
    la explicación que dio no convenció a nadie
    his explanation wasn't at all convincing
    me cuesta decidirme porque ninguno me convence demasiado
    I can't decide because I'm not really sure about any of them or because none of them is really what I was after
    será muy buena actriz, pero en ese papel no me convence
    she may be a very good actress, but I don't like her in that role

also: convencerse pronominal verb

  • se lo he dicho mil veces pero no se convence
    I've told him hundreds of times but he won't be convinced or he won't believe it
    ¡convéncete, estás equivocado!
    believe me, you're wrong!
    convencerse de algo¿ahora te convences de que tenía razón?
    now do you believe I was right?
    te tienes que convencer de que tu madre tiene razón
    you have to accept that your mother is right
Example sentences
  • El romance y las actuaciones tampoco me parece que llegan a convencer.
  • Cada día me convenzo que vivo en un país diferente.
  • No se llega con los mismos términos a convencer a las distintas personas.
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