Ich kann nicht glauben, dass ich mich von Ihnen dazu habe überreden lassen, mich freiwillig zu melden.

The word order in this construction is throwing me for a loop. I.e. the way “habe” appears where it does and not in second position or on the end of the sentence. Is there a name for this so I can look up an explanation of it? I’ve heard it several times before but am struggling to wrap my mind around it, and I don’t hear it frequently enough to really grasp it intuitively.

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