Brainwash vs Convince - What's the difference?

brainwash | convince |


As verbs the difference between brainwash and convince

is that brainwash is to affect one's mind by using extreme mental pressure or any other mind-affecting process (ie hypnosis) while convince is to make someone believe, or feel sure about something, especially by using logic, argument or evidence.

As a noun brainwash

is an effect upon one's memory, belief, or ideas.

brainwash

English

Noun

(-)
  • An effect upon one's memory, belief, or ideas.
  • Verb

  • To affect one's mind by using extreme mental pressure or any other mind-affecting process. (i.e. hypnosis)
  • (figuratively, dated) To take from an electronically controlled machine its stored-up information; to erase a computer's programming. (1960)
  • convince

    English

    Verb

    (convinc)
  • To make someone believe, or feel sure about something, especially by using logic, argument or evidence.
  • * Atterbury
  • Such convincing proofs and assurances of it as might enable them to convince others.
  • To persuade.
  • (obsolete) To overcome, conquer, vanquish.
  • * Shakespeare
  • His two chamberlains / Will I with wine and wassail so convince / That memory, the warder of the brain, / Shall be a fume.
  • (obsolete) To confute; to prove wrong.
  • * Francis Bacon
  • God never wrought miracle to convince' atheism, because his ordinary works ' convince it.
  • (obsolete) To prove guilty; to convict.
  • * Bible, John viii. 46
  • Which of you convinceth me of sin?
  • * Dryden
  • Seek not to convince me of a crime / Which I can ne'er repent, nor you can pardon.

    Synonyms

    * persuade * satisfy * assure * convert * win over