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