To Convince Somebody

To-Convince-Somebody
Verbs
Convince
to make someone feel
certain that something is
true.
convince sb that
The experience convinced
him that Europe was on the
brink of a revolution.
to be convinced that
I was convinced that we
were doing the right thing
sb or sth convince sb of sth
You'll need to convince
them of your enthusiasm
for the job
persuade someone to do
something
convince sb to do sth
he convinced her to go
ahead
hold
to have a particular opinion or belief
be widely/generally/commonly held
This view is not widely held.
be held to be sth
She was held to be one of the
most talented actors of her time.
hold that
The judge held that the child's
interests in this case must come first.
maintain
to strongly express your
belief that something is true.
maintain (that)
Critics maintain that these reforms will
lead to a decline in educational standards.
feel
to have a particular opinion,
especially one that is based on
your feelings, not on facts.
feel (that)
Some of the parents felt the school
wasn't doing enough about bullying.
feel about
How would you feel about working
with Nicole for a while?
feel sure/certain
She felt sure she'd made the right decision
Suppose
I suppose
used to say you think something is true,
although you are uncertain about it
used when agreeing to let someone do something,
especially when you do not really want to.
used when saying in an angry way that
you expect something is true.
used to say that you think that something is
probably true, although you wish it was not
and hope someone will tell you it is not
used when guessing that
something is true
I don't suppose (that)
used to ask a question in an indirect way,
especially if you think the answer will be 'no'
used to ask for something in
a very polite way.
Doubt
doubt (v)
to think that something may not
be true or that it is unlikely
doubt something
There seems no reason to doubt her story
doubt that
doubt whether/if
to not trust sb/sth; to not believe sb
doubt sb/sth
doubt whether/if
doubt (n)
a feeling of being not sure whether
something is true or right
doubt about
doubt as to whether/what etc
Some government ministers had serious
doubts as to whether the policy would work.
no doubt
used when you are saying that you
think something is probably true
She was a top student, no doubt
about it (=it is certainly true)
be in doubt
if something is in doubt, it may not
happen, continue, exist, or be true
The future of the peace talks is in doubt.
beyond doubt
if something is beyond doubt,
it is completely certain
The prosecution must prove beyond reasonable
doubt that the accused is guilty of the crime.
Suspect
to think that something is probably true,
especially something bad
suspect (that)
She strongly suspected he was lying to her.
to think that something bad has
happened or is happening
The doctors suspected pneumonia.
suspect murder/foul play
The position of the body led the police to suspect murder.
suspect sth/nothing/anything
He never suspected anything.
to think that someone is probably guilty of a crime
suspect sb of (doing) sth
He's suspected of murder
Beliefs
Ideologies
form of government
monarchy
Constitutional monarchy
the abolition of monarchy
democracy
The People's democracy
Parliamentary democracy
Social democracy
republic
The Federal republic
The People's republic
The People's democratic republic
theocracy
An Islam theocratic system
theocratic rule
religious leader
priest
feudalism
the feudal system
feudal society
economic system
socialism
scientific socialism
socialist economy
socialist party
communism
marxism
marxist theory / doctrine / ideology
marxist perspective
communist party
communist regime
capitalism
capitalist economy
fascism
fascist regime
fascist ideology
political spectrum
Leftwing
leftism
communism
liberalism
centrism
Rightwing
rightism
Conservative
fascism
capitalism
rightwing opinions / policies / views
Philosophies
metaphysics
epistemology
skepticism
truth <> belief <> justification
ethics /moral philosophy
normative ethics
applied ethics
political philosophy
justice, the good, law, property
the rights and the obligations
citizen
aesthetics
beauty
art
enjoyment
sensoryemotional values / perception
taste and sentiment
logic
philosophy of mind
philosophy of language
philosophy of religion
Convictions
religious
types
Christianity
Catholicism
Roman Catholic Church
Catholic Priest
Clergy
Priest
Minister
Eastern Orthodoxy
Orthodox Church
Oriental Orthodoxy
Protestantism
a protestant
Protestant church
The Bible
The Old Testament
The New Testament
Jesus Christ
The Prophet
Apostle
Christian (n, adj)
Islam
The Koran
Muslim country
Supreme leader
The islamic Prophet Mohammed
Islamic law
islamist
Islamist terrorist
muslim (n, adj)
Buddhism
a devout buddhism
buddhist monk/nun/priest
buddhist ceremony
buddhist temple/pagoda
buddhist (n, adj)
the way to end suffering is by
overcoming your desires.
Hinduism
Atheism
Judaism
jewish religion
moral
pacifist
Adjectives
fanatical
fanatic (n)
=Extremist
someone who has extreme political or religious ideas and is often dangerous
a religious fanatic
=Enthusiast
someone who likes a particular thing or activity very much
a fitness fanatic
fanatic (n) fanatical (adj) fanatically (adv)
Obsessive
thinking or worrying about something all the
time, so that you do not think about other
things enough used to show disapproval
an obsessive concern with cleanliness and order
obsessive about (doing) sth
Williams is obsessive about motor racing
obsessive (n) obsessive (adj) obsessively (adv)
Eccentric
considered by other people to be strange or unusual
eccentric behaviour / clothes
His eccentric behaviour lost him his job.
eccentric (n)
someone who behaves in a way that is different
from what is usual or socially accepted
Most people considered him a harmless eccentric
eccentric (n) eccentric (adj) eccentrically (adv)
odd
different from what is normal or expected, especially in
a way that you disapprove of or cannot understand
It was an odd thing to say
it is/seems odd (that)
It seemed odd that he wanted a picture of me
oddness (n) odd (adj) oddly (adv)
conservative
opposed to great or sudden social change; showing
that you prefer traditional styles and values
conservative views / tastes
the conservative views of his parents
music which is accessible to an audience
with extremely conservative tastes
(of an estimate) lower than what is
probably the real amount or number
a conservative estimate/guess
At a conservative estimate, he'll be earning £40 000
conservatively (adv)
conservative(n) conservative (adj) conservatively (adv)
traditional
being part of the traditions of
a country or group of people
traditional Italian cooking
it is traditional (for sb) to do sth
It is traditional not to eat meat on Good Friday
following ideas and methods that have
existed for a long time, rather than doing
anything new or different
a traditional view
traditional family values
tradition(n) traditional (adj) conservatively (adv)
middle of the road
Pursuing a course of action midway between
extremes, especially following a course in
politics that is neither liberal nor conservative
middle of the roader = centrist
= moderate = moderationist
a person who takes a position in the political
center
radical
radical ideas are very new and different, and are
against what most people think or believe
a radical idea/ view / approach
a radical change or difference is very big and
important
a radical change / difference
a radical reform of the tax system
radical(n) radical (adj) radically (adv)
revolutionary
involving a great or complete change
revolutionary breakthrough / idea / concept
I was shocked by her radical views
Revolutionary activities, organizations, or
people have the aim of causing a political
revolution
a revolutionary leader / movement / uprising
the Cuban revolutionary leader, Jose Marti.
revolutionary (n)
a person who starts or supports a
revolution, especially a political one
socialist / student revolutionaries
dedicated
working hard at sth because
it is very important to you
dedicated to sth
She is dedicated to her job.
a dedicated and thoughtful teacher
dedicate(v)
to give all your attention and effort to one particular thing
dedicate yourself/your life to sth
to dedicate one's life to the cause of national liberation
to say at the beginning of a book or film, or before a piece
of music, that it has been written, made, or performed for
someone that you love or respect
dedicate sth to sb
This book is dedicated to my parents.
to use a place, time, money etc only for a particular purpose
dedicate sth to/for sth
The company dedicated $50,000 for the study.
dedicate(v) dedicated (adj) dedication(n)
firm
not likely to change
firm beliefs / conclusions / convictions / principles
a firm believer in socialism
a firm agreement / date / decision / promise
a firm favourite with
a firm offer (=offered to pay a particular amount) on
firm friends (=close friends)
strong
strong emotions, opinions, beliefs etc are
ones that you feel or believe a lot and are
very serious about
a strong sense of
He had a strong sense of responsibility to his vocation of preaching
strong support for / opposition to the government
strong feelings/views/opinions
Many people have strong feelings about the issue
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