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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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Experts widely expected the court would weaken the clear and convincing standard, at least for evidence not considered by the USPTO.
In the NEYDL Under-11 Premier League Forest Hall Elite remain top after a convincing 6-1 win over Backworth Park Minors.
The resulting Supreme Court certification was limited solely to establishing the appropriate standard of proof for an IFPA violation, and the Court determined that the standard was "a preponderance of evidence," the least demanding of the three evidentiary standards (preponderance of evidence, clear and convincing evidence, and proof beyond a reasonable doubt).
And we tell you where you can find similar outfits--and make your performance even more convincing.
We want to be viewed as "reasonable, convincing and deserving, not as whining, griping, or threatening." [13]
She makes a convincing case, analyzing a number of similarities in representations of space in Gongora's poem and Renaissance gardens.
Connecticut: For tax years beginning after 1998, corporations must add back to Federal taxable income interest and intangible expenses/costs directly or indirectly paid to related members, unless the corporation: (1) establishes by clear and convincing evidence that the adjustments are unreasonable; (2) establishes by a preponderance of the evidence that the transaction did not have as a principal purpose the avoid ante of tax and during the same tax year, the related member paid the expense to an unrelated person; or (3) agrees in writing with the commissioner to the use of an alternative apportionment method; see P.A.
In stark contrast to Kroll, Christoph Ingenhaven's crisp architectural drawings were iconic, engaging and immediately convincing. As one of the only contributors to address seriously the notion of truly Greening the City in its literal sense, he presented a series of seductive before and after images of Berlin's new Green Scape.
Although there are no physical characteristics that distinguish the animals linked by the genetic analysis, Hedges says, the combination of the molecular evidence, the geographic distribution of the animals today, and the geologic history of the African continent provides convincing support for their kinship.
Prendergast opens with a sweeping and convincing historical profile of American Catholics ranging from their rising educational levels to the emergence of neo-conservative Catholic movements.
Their results show no convincing evidence that nitrate in drinking water at concentrations of 25 milligrams per liter (mg/L) or less is a risk factor for the disease, although a link at higher concentrations cannot be excluded [EHP 108:461-465].
A story in the newspaper about Hill having raised money would be convincing enough.
Although she uses clinical techniques, the lone doctor's inquiries could well be taking place within her own imagination, where things that initially appear as empirical entities are suddenly revealed to be unusually convincing projections.
Convincing a sovereign nation to alter destructive policies that impair its own performance and threaten contagion to its neighbors is best handled by an international financial institution, such as the IMF.
In American jurisprudence, the standard or burden of proof in a particular type of proceeding is based upon society's level of concern with the degree of accuracy in the factual findings delivered by the trier of fact.(1) The traditional "preponderance of the evidence" standard allows parties--usually engaged in a civil dispute best settled by monetary compensation--to share equally the risk in proving their claims and affirmative defenses.(2) Cases in which one party has accused another of a civil wrong with more severe implications, such as fraud, require proof by clear and convincing evidence.