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Feb 13 2017   8:02PM GMT

Convince or Persuade – Which is correct?

Kaitlin Herbert Kaitlin Herbert Profile: Kaitlin Herbert

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security_ciso_desktopToday’s CISO needs interpersonal skills in order to _________ others in the boardroom to support their cybersecurity vision.

A. convince
B. persuade

 

 

 

 

Answer: A

A person is convinced by evidence or argument made to the intellect. A person is persuaded by appeals made to the will, moral sense, or emotions.

You can see the difference in the following sentence:

Although Ben finally persuaded his girlfriend to go camping with him, she was not fully convinced that it was the best thing to do in the winter.

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