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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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Van Patten says he was able to convince the government that the new powerhouse is not a traditional coal-burning facility.
Morse is equally effective, almost convincing the audience--even as he convinces Li'l Bit--that there's nothing wrong with a grown man expressing affection for a teenage girl.
The salesperson does not need to convince the customer; the customer convinces himself or herself.
He is also chairman of the board of Green Seal, which educates consumers about marketplace products, and is the co-chair of the Coalition for Environmentally Responsive Economics (CERES), which convinces corporations to adhere to environmental principles.
But by writing about this ghetto with the painstaking detail of an anthropologist, Lemann convinces you of something truly startling: It's even worse than you thought.
What I saw in Seattle convinces me that there is tremendous pent-up hostility that is directed not just at trade but at liberalizing markets and technology.
This is a big time struggle for him because there were a lot of problems that he faced to convince his parents and his entire family.