win over

Definition of win over

  1. :  to persuade (someone) to accept and support something (such as an idea) after opposing it They eventually won him over with some persuasive arguments.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to get possession of by effort or fortune

    :  to obtain by work :  earn

    :  to gain in or as if in battle or contest

  1. :  victory

    :  first place at the finish (as of a horse race)

overplay
  1. :  across a barrier or intervening (see intervene 4) space

    :  across the goal line in football

    :  forward beyond an edge or brink and often down

  1. : used as a function word to indicate motion or situation in a position higher than or above another

    : used as a function word to indicate the possession of authority, power, or jurisdiction in regard to some thing or person

    : used as a function word to indicate superiority, advantage, or preference

  1. :  upper, higher

    :  outer, covering

    :  excessive

  1. :  to leap over


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