win over

  1. (tr, adverb) to gain the support or consent of (someone): Also: win round

Words Nearby win over

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How to use win over in a sentence

  • Berthier's business was to win over the general staff, Murat the cavalry, Marmont the artillery, and Lannes the infantry.

    Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
  • Ah, you need not ask who she was; he had contrived to win her, to win over Dr. Ashton; and his heart had at length found rest.

    Elster's Folly | Mrs. Henry Wood
  • They resolved upon war, and to make their triumph sure, resolved also to win over the Narragansetts as active allies.

    A short history of Rhode Island | George Washington Greene
  • The British not only tried to win over the men, but also attempted to bribe American officers and statesmen.

    The Story of the Thirteen Colonies | H. A. (Hlne Adeline) Guerber
  • One man would win over another by a tremendous majority, and historians would then set about to show how "the time was right."

    With a Vengeance | J. B. Woodley

Other Idioms and Phrases with win over

win over

Persuade, gain one's support, as in It won't be easy to win him over to our point of view. [Late 1800s]

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