(BrE) (AmE skeptic) noun
convince, win over

He has managed to convince even the sceptics.

confound, defy, refute, silence
argue sth, claim sth, point out sth, say sth

Sceptics will argue that no such plan has ever proved successful.

think sth
doubt sth, question sth, wonder sth
sceptic about

She is a sceptic about the dangers of global warming.

prove the sceptics right, prove the sceptics wrong

Events since the elections have proved the sceptics right.

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