win over

phrasal verb

won over; winning over; wins 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.

Examples of win over in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her sync wins over the years include placements in films like Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie and TV series including Gotham Nights, The Grand Crew and All American. Marc Schneider, Billboard, 5 Apr. 2024 The Mojo are coming off a 3-1 home win over Omaha on Tuesday night, a match which featured Temi Thomas-AIiara registering a team-high 22 points. Ivan Carter, San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 Apr. 2024 One week after leading receiver Eric McAlister left the team, Bolt and fellow receiver Prince Strachan combined to catch five balls for 185 yards and two touchdowns in a 42-14 win over New Mexico. Ron Counts, Idaho Statesman, 4 Apr. 2024 In Tuesday’s win over the Knicks, Spoelstra went with a defensive lineup of Terry Rozier, Martin, Jimmy Butler, Haywood Highsmith and Bam Adebayo to close the game. Anthony Chiang, Miami Herald, 3 Apr. 2024 Related Articles His performance in Sunday’s win over the Spurs was vintage. Dieter Kurtenbach, The Mercury News, 3 Apr. 2024 The character — Flaherty is credited on IMDb only as Jeering Fan for the film — even hits Happy with a car during the movie's final golf tournament, though the character overcomes his injury and ultimately wins over McGavin. Tommy McArdle, Peoplemag, 2 Apr. 2024 The 22-year-old superstar broke the NCAA’s all-time field goal record in the win over Colorado, adding yet another accolade to add to her ever-growing collection. Matias Grez, CNN, 1 Apr. 2024 In the initial hours after its win over Kentucky, St. Peter’s was caught flat-footed. Santul Nerkar, New York Times, 22 Mar. 2024

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“Win over.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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