win (one's) heart

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win (one's) heart

To gain the love, affection, or admiration of someone. Can also be structured as "win the heart of (someone)." She wasn't too impressed with me when I first met her, but I managed to win her heart by opening up to her about my aspirations as an artist. The rising star has already won the hearts of fans across the country, as her career continues its meteoric rise.
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win someone's heart

 and win the heart of someone
Fig. to gain the affection of someone; to win the love of someone exclusively. I hope to win her heart and make her my bride.
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win somebody’s ˈheart

make somebody love you: The children have won the old man’s heart.The actress who played Natasha won the hearts of the audience.
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References in classic literature ?
This man, the mouth of Dingaan," and he pointed to me, Mopo, "this man says that if I can stamp out the Halakazi and make captive of the Lily maid, I shall win the heart of Dingaan.
Still, to start on a brisk walk, and on such an errand as hers, on a dry clear wintry morning, through the rarefied air of these chalky hogs'-backs, was not depressing; and there is no doubt that her dream at starting was to win the heart of her mother-in-law, tell her whole history to that lady, enlist her on her side, and so gain back the truant.
A young man named Tristan (Charlie Cox) tries to win the heart of Victoria (Sienna Miller) by going on a quest to retrieve a fallen star.
Despite the mistreatment she suffers at the hands of a jealous boss, Chiyo is determined to succeed so she can win the heart of the one man who has shown her kindness.
Hitch (2005) Accountant Kevin James hires dating consultant Will Smith to help him win the heart of a beautiful heiress.
Emily's frantic e-mails to best friend Dru portray her spiraling descent-further exacerbated by placement in the fifth form (with younger classmates--gack!), school uniforms, an "ancient" but overly protective father, a dim-witted but well-meaning mother, a sexually progressive older sister, a perverted underwear drawer poltergeist, snickerers Ann and Bee, and Tash, a promiscuous competitor in Emily's quest to win the heart of hunkalicious Aidan (that is, if she doesn't decide to go for dishy Devon, marry heartthrob actor Oded Fehr, or forget them all and go for Fang first).
ROLY-poly Big Brother contestant Alison (pictured) was today out of the Big Brother house after her game plan of eating as much as possible failed to win the heart of the nation.
Emily Jones, who rode Peter's Imp to win the Heart of Eternity Diamond Handicap at Ascot on King George day, has been voted the Lanson Lady of the Month for July.
Despite the difficult training and the mistreatment she suffers at the hands of a jealous boss, Chiyo is determined to succeed so she can win the heart of the one man who has shown her kindness.
All changes when Phano's superior beauty and intelligence win the heart of a rising young politician, and the family moves heaven and earth to get the marriage arranged and thereby achieve a more secure position in Athenian society.
The Little Shop of Horrors tells the story of Seymour Krelbourn, a meek florist's assistant who makes a Faustian pact with a tiny plant in order to win the heart of Audrey, the girl he loves.
Eastenders loser Nigel is set to win the heart of a pretty schoolmistress.