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May I “Persuade” You To Be “Convinced?”

A fine line exists between convince and persuade, so fine that, in its second definition of convince, defines it as “to persuade.”

Which leads us right into the fine point within the fine line. One definition of persuade is “to prevail to do something,” meaning an action is involved. You must be persuaded to do something. You’re not convinced to do something.

Convince means “to show by argument or evidence,” meaning no action is required. You can be convinced of something.

I’m convinced you will be persuaded to follow this blog.

Until next time! Use the right words!


May 29, 2012 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , ,

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