Convince somebody of something
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Convince somebody of something
to make someone feelcertain that something istrue.
convince sb that
The experience convincedhim that Europe was on thebrink of a revolution.
to be convinced that
I was convinced that wewere doing the right thing
sb or sth convince sb of sth
You'll need to convincethem of your enthusiasmfor the job
persuade someone to dosomething
convince sb to do sth
he convinced her to goahead
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 themost talented actors of her time.
The judge held that the child'sinterests in this case must come first.
to strongly express yourbelief that something is true.
Critics maintain that these reforms willlead to a decline in educational standards.
to have a particular opinion,especially one that is based onyour feelings, not on facts.
Some of the parents felt the schoolwasn't doing enough about bullying.
How would you feel about workingwith Nicole for a while?
She felt sure she'd made the right decision
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 thatyou expect something is true.
used to say that you think that something isprobably true, although you wish it was notand hope someone will tell you it is not
used when guessing thatsomething 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 ina very polite way.
to think that something may notbe true or that it is unlikely
There seems no reason to doubt her story
to not trust sb/sth; to not believe sb
a feeling of being not sure whethersomething is true or right
doubt as to whether/what etc
Some government ministers had seriousdoubts as to whether the policy would work.
used when you are saying that youthink something is probably true
She was a top student, no doubtabout it (=it is certainly true)
be in doubt
if something is in doubt, it may nothappen, continue, exist, or be true
The future of the peace talks is in doubt.
if something is beyond doubt,it is completely certain
The prosecution must prove beyond reasonabledoubt that the accused is guilty of the crime.
to think that something is probably true,especially something bad
She strongly suspected he was lying to her.
to think that something bad hashappened or is happening
The doctors suspected pneumonia.
suspect murder/foul play
The position of the body led the police to suspect murder.
He never suspected anything.
to think that someone is probably guilty of a crime
suspect sb of (doing) sth
He's suspected of murder
someone who has extreme political or religious ideas and is often dangerous
a religious fanatic
someone who likes a particular thing or activity very much
a fitness fanatic
fanatic (n) fanatical (adj) fanatically (adv)
thinking or worrying about something all thetime, so that you do not think about otherthings 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)
considered by other people to be strange or unusual
eccentric behaviour / clothes
His eccentric behaviour lost him his job.
someone who behaves in a way that is differentfrom what is usual or socially accepted
Most people considered him a harmless eccentric
eccentric (n) eccentric (adj) eccentrically (adv)
different from what is normal or expected, especially ina 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)
opposed to great or sudden social change; showingthat you prefer traditional styles and values
conservative views / tastes
the conservative views of his parents
music which is accessible to an audiencewith extremely conservative tastes
(of an estimate) lower than what isprobably the real amount or number
a conservative estimate/guess
At a conservative estimate, he'll be earning £40 000
conservative(n) conservative (adj) conservatively (adv)
being part of the traditions ofa 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 haveexisted for a long time, rather than doinganything 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 betweenextremes, especially following a course inpolitics that is neither liberal nor conservative
middle of the roader = centrist= moderate = moderationist
a person who takes a position in the politicalcenter
radical ideas are very new and different, and areagainst what most people think or believe
a radical idea/ view / approach
a radical change or difference is very big andimportant
a radical change / difference
a radical reform of the tax system
radical(n) radical (adj) radically (adv)
involving a great or complete change
revolutionary breakthrough / idea / concept
I was shocked by her radical views
Revolutionary activities, organizations, orpeople have the aim of causing a politicalrevolution
a revolutionary leader / movement / uprising
the Cuban revolutionary leader, Jose Marti.
a person who starts or supports arevolution, especially a political one
socialist / student revolutionaries
working hard at sth becauseit is very important to you
dedicated to sth
She is dedicated to her job.
a dedicated and thoughtful teacher
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 pieceof music, that it has been written, made, or performed forsomeone 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)
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 emotions, opinions, beliefs etc areones that you feel or believe a lot and arevery 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
Many people have strong feelings about the issue
form of government
the abolition of monarchy
The People's democracy
The Federal republic
The People's republic
The People's democratic republic
An Islam theocratic system
the feudal system
marxist theory / doctrine / ideology
rightwing opinions / policies / views
truth &lt;&gt; belief &lt;&gt; justification
ethics /moral philosophy
justice, the good, law, property
the rights and the obligations
sensoryemotional values / perception
taste and sentiment
philosophy of mind
philosophy of language
philosophy of religion
Roman Catholic Church
The Old Testament
The New Testament
Christian (n, adj)
The islamic Prophet Mohammed
muslim (n, adj)
a devout buddhism
buddhist (n, adj)
the way to end suffering is byovercoming your desires.