All three aspects (convict, conviction and convince) presuppose an emotional connection with our own beliefs. To be convinced in a dream means that we have been deeply impressed and to have a conviction follows this same idea. To convict someone, however, suggests that we have a deeply held belief that that person has committed some […]
To dream of seeing lemons on their native trees among rich foliage, denotes jealousy toward some beloved object, but demonstrations will convince you of the absurdity of the charge. To eat lemons, foretells humiliation and disappointments. Green lemons, denotes sickness and contagion. To see shriveled lemons, denotes divorce, if married, and separation, to lovers.
A conviction in the sense of a firm belief is a necessary part of spiritual commitment. A convict on the other hand is someone who has offended against others’ deeply held beliefs.
To receive a conviction, therefore, means to be at the mercy of other people’s opinions, whereas convincing someone means that we have converted them to our way of thinking.