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convince of (something)

To cause someone to believe that something is true. A noun or pronoun can be used between "convince" and "of." You have no experience in as a receptionist, so good luck convincing them of your qualifications for this job. You'll have a hard time convincing me of that.
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convince someone of something

to persuade someone that something is true. You will never convince me of what you say. I will probably convince myself of the need to find a better job.
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Furthermore, until I am convinced that the testimonies from developed countries and world economic analysts that Nigeria has been placed on the track of development by the government of the day are mere jokes, there is no ground to dissociate myself from the millions of patriots who wish my country the best under the hands of the best patriots who have conscience and faith and believe in fate.
Limond's coach George Fleming is also convinced his time has come.
It seems Cassano's wife, water polo star Carolina Marcialis, was none too keen to have Lionel join older brother Christopher in the household, but she was convinced.
Negotiations with the Spanish ministry of culture took a long time, till they were convinced that these antiquities belong to Iraqi culture, she added.
While half of the surveyed Christians were convinced by Nasrallah's documents, the other half was divided between those who were not convinced and those who replied "I don't know.
CEO Calvin Grieder is convinced that significantly greater efficiencies and cost savings will result from a single site operation.
I have to be convinced by the FAA that there is a safety issue,'' Rosendahl said.
Brant convinced me that much in the Fourth Gospel can be appreciated more clearly if the conventions of drama are understood.
At first, they pursued a test case in which they convinced the New York City District Attorney's office to prosecute a wealthy businessman picked up with two alleged prostitutes; they hoped to use the case to convince the judiciary to adopt an expanded definition of "vagrancy" that could be applied to men as well as women.
At the same time, many traditional, entrepreneurial recyclers and processors of metals and paper were not convinced of the profits to be made from handling plastic, and so stayed on the sidelines or were marginally involved in the segment.
Author Peter Robinson said: "Our research shows that the public are not convinced, and distrust the evidence from employers, the financial services industry and the Government.
The speakers plug into your car stereo and fill the space with so much surround sound, you can spend hours convinced there are other people hiding in the car with you.
He also added that Shepard's mother remained convinced that anti-gay bias did play a role in her son's death.
And we also successfully convinced them not to place the burden of administering the program on the backs of the insurers.
On 6 April, convinced that a slave rebellion was underway, the New York Supreme Court launched an investigation.