@rm: yes you can use this word depending on the context.
Convince = Vishwasht karana/aashwast karna
Maine usko uss problem ka hal samjhane ki koshish ki.
Maine usko party me aane ke liye ashwasht kiya.
In the first sentence, “convince” is not suitable, as i felt in your sentence.
In the second sentence, you can use.
I convinced him to come in party.