'Convince x of y' = 'reassure x about y'

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Wed Nov 14 18:09:27 UTC 2012

At 11/14/2012 01:02 PM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
>"About" would raise the sentence to the level of ordinary rather than
>preternatural  badness.

That's about as far as I aspire.


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