win over

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of win over

: 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

win play
  1. : to get possession of by effort or fortune

  2. : to obtain by work : earn

  3. : to gain in or as if in battle or contest

  1. : victory

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

  2. : forward beyond an edge or brink and often down

  3. : across the brim

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

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

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

  1. : upper, higher

  2. : outer, covering

  3. : excessive

  1. : to leap over

  1. : so as to exceed or surpass

  2. : excessive

  3. : to an excessive degree


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