win (one) over(redirected from won them over)
win (one) over
To earn one's support, affection, or appreciation. That candidate won me over with her performance in the debate.
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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.
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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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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.
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