win (one) over

win (one) over

To earn one's support. That candidate won me over with her performance in the debate.
See also: over, win

win someone over (to something)

to succeed in making someone favorable to something. I hope I can win them all over to our side. I won over the mayor to our side.
See also: over, win

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]
See also: over, win

win over

v.
To succeed in gaining the favor or support of someone; prevail on someone: The politician spent a long time trying to win over the undecided voters. At first they didn't want to join us for dinner, but we finally won them over.
See also: over, win