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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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The team's film and its calculations have convinced the once-skeptical Au.
With the help of misleading reactionary rhetoric, such as Rush Limbaugh's "liberal fascist," many Americans have become convinced that sympathy for the less fortunate represents a blemish on the competitive spirit that made this country great.
(See accompanying article in "From FEI.") At this stage, the FASB appears convinced that the value of these stock options is more than zero.
They had convinced themselves, however, that the two parts belonged together.
If a person is convinced of the rightness of a necessary course of action, an action completely in harmony with God's law, and does not do it, that person is guilty of a sin of omission.
I went to see [then-Attorney General] Bobby Kennedy and talked about the public's interest in the matter, and convinced him to talk to the president.
On the contrary, Washington elites, convinced that prosperity was preordained, were myopic about the black ghetto problem until the early sixties, when the migration was almost over.
Surprising to some in the financial community, I'm convinced a quality program begins with safety.
Marshall and Robin Warren, physicians in Perth, Australia, became convinced that bacteria underlie the problem.
are convinced that religious convictions and religiously informed moral argument have a vital role in public life."
No one of any influence in America resembles such evil actors, but many American conservatives are not as convinced as Mueller that major wars are impossible or in some circumstances even undesirable.
By then, Hirshberg was convinced that a visceral pain pathway lurked somewhere in the dorsal column.
And so is Francis Russell, whose reputation was deservedly made by his painstaking and unsparing research into the Sacco-Vanzetti case (he entered the lists convinced that the two were innocent, and emerged from them convinced that they did commit the robbery, and did murder the guard--for which declarations he took considerable abuse).
Another catch this July, as well as local lore, convinced Erdmann that the Indonesian island of Manado Tua has living fossils in its reefs.
In 1984, this coalition convinced the state legislature to raise taxes to fund a $213 million overhaul of its backward public school system.