#EngQAs: Persuade vs Convince

So, in tonight’s session, one of our fellas from Thailand asked:

@hipea How different between persuade and convince ?

 

While both involves talking and some might use them interchangeably, there’s a huge difference.

  • You convince someone to get them to believe in the truth/idea of something. You persuade someone to get them to do something, often through reasoning or argument.

 

  • Persuasion leads to action, while convincement stays in the mind of those convinced.

 

Example:

I might persuade you to get a haircut, but I convinced you that it was a good idea.

 

I hope the explanation above was clear enough, fellas. Otherwise, feel free to ask in the comment box below.

 

 

Compiled and written by @miss_qiak for @EnglishTips4U on Sunday, 24 July, 2016.

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